Have It All

If you’ve ever had a little human in your life, then you’ll understand the meaning of repetition. We are a very musical family, and my husband and I are thrilled beyond reason to see how musically inclined our little one already is. Because we want to expose those little ears to as many genres as possible, when a song comes up that we parents believe has multifaceted value, well, upon approval from our little boss, that song enters our daily rotation.

The current song of the day/week/ possibly month(s) is Have It All by Jason Mraz. Or, as my #Toddler calls it, the Happy Face Song (thanks to the single’s album cover). We happened to hear the song during our return road trip from the East Bay, and it’s really just a lovely, kind song that simply wishes you well. In this day and age, I found it to be a refreshing moment to turn on the radio, and actually hear a song on “mainstream radio” that only had good, wholesome things to say listeners of all ages.

No worries; I’m not on a soapbox or anything. Then again, maybe I am. I don’t know who the singer is, really. Maybe his name sounds familiar, but I can’t recall any previous singles, and I’m not going to take the time to research. (I’ve got deadlines, people.) And yes, when I first heard the song, I highly suspected that the singer would be wearing some kind of quirky hipster hat, and a ukulele would make an appearance in the video (AND I WAS RIGHT). Despite this, all I know is that I listened to the upbeat song, absorbed the lyrics, and thanked a stranger for wishing me  to have it all. Now, every morning, my little toddler demands the Happy Face Song during our family breakfast. On repeat. Thank you, Mr. Mraz! (No sarcasm intended.)I-want-you-to-have-it-all

If you haven’t heard the song, check out the video here. If you, like me, have no time or desire to slip down rabbit holes in YouTubelandia, just check out the awesome lyrics below.

What songs have been an inspiration to you? What songs are on rotation and make you want to smile, get up and dance, or hug someone? Definitely share them in the comments. I’d love to add them to our rotation!

May you have auspiciousness and causes of success
May you have the confidence to always do your best
May you take no effort in your being generous
Sharing what you can, nothing more nothing less
May you know the meaning of the word happiness
May you always lead from the beating in your chest
May you be treated like an esteemed guest
May you get to rest, may you catch your breath
And may the best of your todays be the worst of your tomorrows
And may the road less paved be the road that you follow
Well here’s to the hearts that you’re gonna break
Here’s to the lives that you’re gonna change
Here’s to the infinite possible ways to love you
I want you to have it
Here’s to the good times we’re gonna have
You don’t need money, you got a free pass
Here’s to the fact that I’ll be sad without you
I want you to have it all
May you be as fascinating as a slap bracelet
May you keep the chaos and the clutter off your desk
May you have unquestionable health and less stress
Having no possessions though immeasurable wealth
May you get a gold star on your next test
May your educated guesses always be correct
And may you win prizes shining like diamonds
May you really own it each moment to the next…
Songwriters: Becky Gebhardt / Mai Bloomfield / Mona Tavakoli / Chaska Potter / Jacob Kasher / David Hodges / Jason Mraz
Have It All lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

Sending Love and Light to all of you.

©Atina Atwood 2018 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

– Atina Atwood is a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest for more.

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