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HAPPY-HAPPY-JOY-JOY - A Song of Inspiration

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by tigerlilly, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. tigerlilly

    tigerlilly Well known member

    So I've had my moments of struggling recently - trying to overcome the FEAR of the pain and going backwards on the days I can't seem to get it under control. The pain is bad, yes, but the fear makes it so much worse. Since technically, a person can't experience happiness/joy and fear at the same time, here is my new song of inspiration to get me through the pain when I go on my mini-walks each day:

    http://nicktoons.nick.com/videos/clip/happy-happy-joy-joy.html

    I like this line: "I don't think you're happy enough! That's right! I'll teach you to be happy!"

    Corny? Absolutely. But let me just tell you how great it is to take each step singing the words "Happy. Happy. Joy. Joy. each time my foot hits the pavement. Picturing Ren and Stimpy's goofy faces and silliness keeps me distracted from the pain, and I figure that it is also reinforcing happy and joyful thoughts into my brain to retrain it at the same time! It's kind of an "in your face, give the finger" to the pain song!! I CHOOSE HAPPINESS!!!
     
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  2. Walt Oleksy

    Walt Oleksy Beloved Grand Eagle

    I like it, Tigerlilly. It's peppy and positive. I bet Smeagle likes it too.

    You're right. It reinforces happy thoughts and that pushes out the painful and fear thoughts.

    It's like musical affirmations.

    Dancing to it is great exercise, too.
     
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  3. tigerlilly

    tigerlilly Well known member

    Indeed, Walt - Smeagle just goes along with my crazy singing while we're going for our walk!

    And if you can't dance but always wanted to know how:

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  4. Walt Oleksy

    Walt Oleksy Beloved Grand Eagle

    Cute and clever sign in the barbershop window.
     
  5. tigerlilly

    tigerlilly Well known member

    ha - I just watched the video again, and love the subtle (not-so-subtle) analogy showing how Ren puts a hammer to his brain several times. It reminds me of how sometimes we need to GET MAD AT OUR BRAINS and let it know who is boss!
    (Obviously I don't endorse actually using a hammer to hit ourselves in the head) <grin>
     
  6. Walt Oleksy

    Walt Oleksy Beloved Grand Eagle

    I get mad at my brain sometimes. I did this morning, because of computer frustration.
    Then I reminded myself it's just more technological crap and laugh at it.
    But I usually have to be Donald Duck before I can calm down and be Mickey Mouse.
     

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