Have you ever suddenly heard a song somewhere for the first time and felt your heart move in some way as you listened to it?
They say that music can move the soul, and well the truth is that it does sometimes. But I’m also sure that it’s a completely different experience for each and every individual, as based upon what a person is going through at the time of hearing it. I had my own personal soul experience with this very thing when I heard the song “Happy” by Pharrell Williams for the first time recently.
“Happy” is one of those songs that really sticks in your head long after it finishes. Its tune is catchy and its chorus is even catchier. When I first heard it play, I got this tingly sensation all over my body, which I like to refer to as my “God bumps” when it happens. Putting it more simply, what I felt inside as I listened to this song was being uplifted, which lasted well beyond the song’s running time.
What’s ironic about the song “Happy” is that I should have heard it last summer when I went to the movie theater and saw Despicable Me 2, given that it was one of its original tracks. But I didn’t, or maybe I just wasn’t in a place at the time to be open to hearing it’s positive message. What I do remember back then though was sitting in the theater watching the movie and struggling to laugh at any of the humor in it because of the level of physical pain I was enduring. I’m sure this is why I can’t remember when this song played at any point during the film, but I know it did.
Thankfully, things are vastly different in my life today as compared to last summer when “Happy” was first released. My life is much better now on many levels, which I know has to do with my closer relationship that I have with God today. Maybe that’s why this song couldn’t impact me last summer because I wasn’t as far along in my spiritual quest as I am now. Either way, I have listened to Pharrell’s song quite a bit these past few days because it puts a smile on my face and stirs my heart with joy every time I listen to it.
I’m grateful for when music can do that for me, especially when it creates those feelings of joy and happiness within. I take this as a positive sign to all the spiritual growth and healing I’ve been going through, because there once was a time where every song I heard made me cry.
So if you haven’t listened to this song yet, then I hope you may click the link I included to it below. Who knows, maybe you might find yourself being uplifted by it like I was. Regardless, I believe that we all should be grateful for the music that does move our soul, as it’s just one more way that God is communicating to us, on any given day…
Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson