Monday, September 22, 2014

World Gratitude Day: Part 2 (#MicroblogMonday)




Photo of me a few years ago taken by Roberto Kaplan (vision therapist). (I was obviously very happy, tickled pink, being photographed while being silly playing with my turquoise feather boa.)


Yesterday, Sunday September 21st was World Gratitude Day!

However, don't you think EVERY day should be gratitude day in terms of Law of Attraction (LOA)? See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_attraction_%28New_Thought%29 for details.

In terms of helping us get to that state, see the video below: simply titled "Happy", this song says it all! How can you NOT be/feel happy when you hear that song?! Even if you do not understand the words - here they are -
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/pharrellwilliams/happy.html
, the rhythmic beat is so upbeat, uplifting, inspiring, and well, happy is it not? How about 24 hrs of it? ;) (http://24hoursofhappy.com/)



If you google the name of the song online, you will see my comments beneath as follows in relation to someone hating this song.

P.S. This post was inspired by two wonderful writers from India: thanks to Nabanita Dhar - http://nabanita-blacknwhite.blogspot.ca/2014/09/a-theory-and-some-gratitude.html#comment-form as well as Shailaja Vishwanath in relation to this being my first MicroBlog Monday: http://shailajav.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/write-about-what-microblogmonday/. ;)

I am linking this post to http://www.stirrup-queens.com/2014/09/what-is-microblog-mondays/: Check it out!

Also linking this to http://ultrablogchallenge.com/.

22 comments:

  1. Hi Elly,
    I love this song! I've seen it performed in so many languages, even in Persian, in which the singers/ performers were arrested for a time for making it! What a cool song to play on World Gratitude Day! Also, I didn't understand your comment "Microblog Mondays." Is this another group for shorter posts? Anyway, good for you for expanding!
    Amy

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    1. Yes, it IS a great song isn't it?! ;) I thought it appropriate for World Gratitude Day as you say. FYI, Microblog Mondays is another blog link for shorter posts on Mondays: check out the link near the bottom of this post. :) <3

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  2. It is a happy song. You can't help but start moving when you hear it.

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    1. I SO agree. I have a hard time containing myself when I listen to music...my body naturally moves, even if I'm just bopping my head or tapping my foot. This one has me snap one or two fingers when I hear and dance/bop/tap all over! ;) And I guess you should know about a happy song with your name...do you know the "Lollipop" song? ;) <3

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  3. I started reading a good book about gratitude, maybe you've heard of it. It's called "The Magic" and I totally suggest it!!

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    1. I'll have to check that out Ashley...thanks for that! :) <3

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  4. What a peppy and an uplifting happy song this is!! We must make each day a happy one. And gratitude for what we have is the main ingredient for achieving that! Thank you for sharing, Elly :)

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    1. For sure Shilpa! Thanks for your comment. :) <3

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  5. That's a very cute picture of you Elly! Do you still have the feather boa? :)

    I love that "Happy" video and often have the 24 hour website playing and I enjoy checking out the various time frames in it to see different versions of the video. Very unique!. The tune is stuck in my head :)

    Gratitude has to be a habit, an attitude. :) It is the direct route to happiness, for me.

    Love and hugs!

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    1. Thanks Vidya! :) Yes, I LOVE that picture too (and believe me, I don't like most of my photos!) ;) I wish I still had the feather boa...I had a collection of colours that I used for Halloween and then gave it away...wished I didn't. Cool 24-hour video...I wished they had typecast me in it...you should see me dance! I can be like a spring chicken! ;) <3

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  6. Thanks so much for the mention Elly...I love the photograph..You smile reaches up to your eyes in this...true happiness no? And the song..Oh I loved it..I've already played it twice ! And yes I do think every day should be a day to be grateful...Because this makes us appreciate the small things in life...You brought a smile to my face with this post :)

    Hugs!

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    1. You're welcome dear though you were the one that inspired it with your post...what if you started the day with gratitude made me think of this song! ;) Yes, I am beaming literally - my true best self that comes out when I play and have fun and just be myself. :) I'm glad I made you smile as it did me. ((Nabanita)) ) <--- Hug from me! ;) <3

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  7. You made my day yet again Elly! What a way to show gratitude towards people around you...by making them feel happy, no matter what. Loved it :)

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    1. I'm glad I made your day Vinodini and I hope I make everyone's day who watches this video whether on my post or not: so inspirational in a fun way! Love you comment...thanks! ;) <3

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  8. Elly you look so charming in the photo.The song is really good. My grand children will love it. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Usha. Glad you like the song and I'm sure your grandchildren will too! :) <3

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  9. A happy picture of you to go with the Happy Song :) And yes I totally agree, everyday is a gratitude day. Lovely post, Eli!

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    1. Thanks Beloo! I appreciate your comment. :) <3

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  10. I love your photo, Elly, you look so happy you make all those around you smile! This song is not my favorite Happy Song. I would choose Walking on Sunshine - that is when I really let go! HUGS <3

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    1. Thanks Judy. Yes, laughter is contagious and I'm sure I was laughing! ;) "Walking on Sunshine" is a great happy song as well. Use whatever works! :) <3

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  11. World Gratitude Day! Nice :) i'm so grateful for everything in my life, it fills my existence. And I'm so grateful to you for being such an amazing friend, Elly... Thanks :)

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    1. Wow! Even the seemingly 'bad' or 'hard' stuff in your life Asiya? Good for you if so! Thanks and I'm grateful for our friendship too, even if it is only through the blosophere! ;) <3

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