Monday, June 13, 2011

Just wanna be happy

~ Happy (Unplugged Version) | Leona Lewis ~

"So what if it hurts me?
So what if I break down?
So what if this world just throws me off the edge
My feet run out of ground
I gotta find my place
I wanna hear my sound
Don't care about all the pain in front of me
Cause I'm just trying to be happy, yeah
Just wanna be happy, yeah"

Lyrics from the song "Happy"
by Leona Lewis

As I was writing a post on my music blog about the song "Happy" by Leona Lewis, the lyrics of the song inspired me to write this post.  

The song reminds me of the scary time in my life as I contemplated moving on with life and starting a meaningful relationship with the awesome guy I met online . . . The Captain.

In particular, the "what if" questions drove me crazy, especially what if he hurts me . . . what if it doesn't work out . . . blah blah blah . . .

The song makes an important point about taking chances in life . . . 

"I can't stand by the side
And watch this life pass me by
So unhappy
But safe as could be"

Unhappy and safe . . . was that truly living life to the fullest?

It wasn't for me . . .

Long distance love worked for The Captain and I . . . it took a huge leap of faith and tons of patience for both of us.  In the posts of this blog, my life after the death of my husband depicts the raw emotions of life, the horrors of grief and the emptiness of a life without love.  I'm so happy and grateful I took a chance . . . it changed my life to all I ever wanted it to be . . . happy.

What if I had not taken the chance . . .

Check out my music blog post about the song . . . click here


shah said...

This is a beautiful post about taking chances and livin life with passion and not fear. And this song is one of my faves. Her remarkable voice does the lyrics proud.

Warm wishes - shah from monday madness at X

Gina Alfani said...

Thank you for visiting and the sweet comment Shah :)

Happy Monday!

Madison said...

WOW! I never heard this song before, I really like and the lyrics are awesome. I needed to hear and read this today.:) Thanks a bunch!

My Meddling Mind

Gina Alfani said...

Thank you so much Madison! I love it when my thoughts touch another life :)

Have a wonderful week!

Dolly's Daily Diary said...

I'm glad you reached out and took that chance! Sharing your story along with this song will inspire others :) It is so true, sometimes we need to take those risks in life to truly find happiness!
Janet :)

Petula Wright said...

This is such a sweet and moving post. Thanks for sharing this.

I love that song!

Gina Alfani said...

Thanks for your comments Petula and Janet!! Hope you are having a happy day :)

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