I’m not gonna lie, I’ve had a hard time feeling motivated or peaceful this week. I’m either feeling as though I have a list of things of things to do and the sense of peace is on the other side of the mountain. Or, the list of things to do is just staring me in the face and I’m thinking like a two year old, “I don’t wanna!” Do you ever feel this way?

Last week, I shared a few ways in which I accomplish things on the icky list. This week I’m going to share some links to music that will help us get to the brighter side. There is so much to be grateful for here in America. So, turning thought towards smiles and laughter can be as simple as listening to a great song (and acknowledging the beauty around you).

Now, you may not be into country as much as I am, but bare with me. There’s something motivational about each song. Click on the song’s title and listen away.

BETTER GET TO LIVIN’ – By Dolly Parton
“Get your dreams in line and then just shine, design, refine until they come true.” This is a nice, big, swift kick in the pants. Enjoy!

THAT’S THE WAY – By Jo Dee Messina
“One day you get what you want, but it’s not what you think, and then you get what you need. That’s the way it is. You gotta bend where the wind blows.” That’s the way it is….for us all. 🙂

I have been listening to this song for decades now, but having just watched Terri Clark’s video, I didn’t realize the song was only about boys since I always focused on the chorus. So, I just linked you to the lyrics. It’s the chorus that motivates me. The second I hear the chorus, “Poor, poor pitiful me,” I laugh. It makes me see how ridiculous I am, so I laugh.

I’M ALRIGHT – By Jo Dee Messina
“It’s a beautiful day, not a cloud in sight. Well, I guess I’m doin’ alright.” Enough said. 🙂


Hopefully, at least one of these songs made you smile, giggle, laugh, or at least roll your eyes.

Have a beautiful day! Have a peaceful weekend filled with motivation…

Cause you’re alright!


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2 Responses to You’re Alright! (4 Songs to Prove It)

  1. Susan R. Brown says:

    When I was 35 (it took me awhile:-), I had an “Ah, ha!” moment while walking on the sidewalk by a paved road. I stopped dead in my tracks, raised my arms high, and almost shouted, “By golly! I am alright! In fact, I’m great!” The fact that I was a “mere public school teacher” and not the head of a successful accounting firm like my older sister hadn’t changed. But I had changed in that fire cracker moment of assurance that I was, indeed, alright–really alright. I’ve walked differently since.

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