Song of the Day – It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay (Thunderpuss Remix) by Whitney Houston
This morning I woke up in a bit of a mood, don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t surprised. Seems to be a typical mood lately, what I need to do is figure out how to respond to the less than happy moods. I could turn on some sad depressing music or I can try some upbeat empowerment music as to not let the feelings consume me and drag me through the day. I need some “booty poppin, foot tapping, diva dancing” music to keep me smiling. Instead of posting I Learned From The Best by Whitney Houston as my song of the day I chose It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay (Thunderpuss Remix).
This song embraces exactly what I felt when I rolled out of bed this morning. I had to tell myself that it’s okay even if things are perfect or right in life. What I need to do though is pick myself up and keep pushing.
In general, I feel a lot of music serves the sole purpose of giving us encouragement to keep moving forward in life. Dolly Parton pushed that message in the song Change It from the Broadway Musical 9 to 5. Kelly Clarkson sang about it in Stronger as did Britney Spears. Cher belted out encouragement in Strong Enough and Whitney sang about it in multiple songs as well. The list really does go on.
The rule of my day is to only listen to music with a faster tempo and messages of strength and encouragement. Since I have been approaching life with a “living for now, living one day at a time” mentality I think dictating the music I listen to fall into this theme is a good idea.
But, with that said, let’s not forget that Whitney just soothes the sole. A song for every occasion can be found in her portfolio and her voice can make you transcend time. Hopefully I will get the mood to write something of substance later, but until then just enjoy the song and her Whitney’s amazing voice. You could start your week of worse than listening to this… right?