Make Happiness a Priority

    Often goals such as performing well or making money become a higher priority to us than our happiness.  The first step toward happiness is making happiness a priority.  In Ricky Martin's song the Cup of Life (available at Amazon.com) he sings

Nothing can hold you back
If you really want it.


     Life's to short to waste being unhappy.  The time to start livin' is now.  The following song from Bye Bye Birdie emphasizes that point.

 

There are girls
just ripe for some kiss-in'
And I mean
to kiss me a few!
Oh, those girls
don't know, what they're miss-in'
I've got a lot of livin'
to do!

And there's wine
all ready for tast-in'
And there's Cadillacs
all shiny and new!
Gotta move,
'cause time, is a wast-in'
I've got a lot of livin'
to do!

There's music to play,
places to go!
people to see!
Ev'rything
for you and me!

Life's a ball,
if only you know it!
And it's all
just wait-in' for you!
You're alive,
so come on and show it!
There's such a lot of livin'
to do!

There are girls
just ripe for some kiss-in'
And I mean
to kiss me a few!
Oh, those girls
don't know, what they're miss-in'
I've got a lot of livin'
to do!

Sizzlin' steaks
all ready for tast-in'
And there's Cadillacs
all shiny and new!
Gotta move,
'cause time, is a wast-in'
I've got a lot of livin'
to do!

There's music to play,
places to go!
people to see!
Ev'rything
for you and me!

Life's a ball,
if only you know it!
And it's all
just wait-in' for you!
You're alive,
so come on and show it!
There's such a lot of livin'
such a lot of livin'
What a lot of livin'
to do!

From Bye Bye Birdie
Words by Lee Adams
Music by Charles Straus

 

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