Thursday, April 16, 2009

You’ll Never Know How Life Will Surprise You Today

I was in my Philly hotel room getting ready for a Campbell’s day when I decided to turn in to Good Morning America. I was instantly glued and sat there watching Robin Roberts get a chance to live that moment as a Lyricist. It was the episode when Roberts get to try an alternate career suggested by the Ultimate Job Match test she and the rest of the "GMA" team took the week before.

She was then teamed up to learn about songwriting with India Arie, a singer who once touched her with a song (I Am Not My Hair) that kept her hopeful during her battle with breast cancer. A battle she so thankfully won.

Roberts expressed what she would write about and Arie took her lead and went ahead composing the lyrics as they went along. They both ended up writing such a beautiful song together and I was left INSPIRED. Their song ended up as a Bonus Track in Arie's latest CD. Just recently, Robin Roberts visited India Arie again to talk about the new CD and just watching it gave me the same happy and inspired feeling.

Some of you may have heard this song already, but like Miss Roberts, India Arie touched me. She inspired me to take life with even more vigor and with more zest. It is truly a song that gets me going in the morning. And now in hopes to spread out some inspiration this morning, I'm sharing that song with you...



A Beautiful Day - India Arie

Life is a journey,
Not a destination,
There are no mistakes,
Just chances we’ve taken
Lay down your regrets cause all we have is now

Wake up in the morning
And get out of bed
Start making a mental list in my head
Of all of the things that I am grateful for

Early in the morning
It’s the dawn of a new day
New hopes new dreams new ways
I open up my eyes and
I open up my mind and
I wonder how life will surprise me today
Early in the morning
It’s the dawn of a new day
New hopes new dreams new ways
I open up my heart and
I’m gon’ do my part and
Make this a positively beautiful day


Life is a challenge not a competition
You can still smell the roses and be on a mission
Just take a moment to get in touch with your heart
Sometimes you feel like you’ve got something to prove
Remind yourself that there’s only one you
Just take a moment to give thanks of who you are
Early in the morning
It’s the dawn of a new day
New hopes, new dreams, new ways
I open up my eyes and
I open up my mind and
I wonder how life will surprise me today

1 comment:

Connie Weiss said...

What a great song! Those are really great lyrics....I needed something like this today.

Have a great day!