I’m feeling very choked up as I’m writing this… I saw the interview of Pharrell Williams, on the Oprah Winfrey show where they were talking about his recent song entitled “happy”. I don’t know about you, but when i heard this song for the first time, it totally resonated with me. Although everything wasn’t perfect, it made me realise that there is so much to be thankful and look forward to, especially since my son coming home from hospital which I’ll talk about in the next few paragraphs.
In an emotional display, he broke down while talking about the success of the song. Straight away it occurred to me that there was a man, who had followed his dream relentlessly and impacted the lives of others. The song was much more than just a song. It was a movement. People from all over the world and different cultures posted their own videos online, dancing and singing along, and it was just overwhelming to see how different people from all corners of the globe came together to celebrate the emotion of happiness. With tears of joy in his eyes he said “It’s overwhelming because I love what I do, and I just appreciate the fact that like, people have believed in me for so, long that i could make it to this point to feel that.”
Pharrell Williams is truly an example of someone who truly does what he loves. I thought to myself…this what you call truly living with passion. How many of us can truly say we are living with complete passion right now? The first step towards that is actually discovering your passion and running with it. Don’t let things get in the way, find a way and believe in yourself.
When I hear this song I truly feel grateful for what i have, and what I’m about to receive. Clearly, he wasn’t; in it just for the money the money and abundance is simply a bi-product of his work and how much value he has brought into peoples lives.
Coincidentally i have to shout-out my online business mentor who also this morning, woke up with tears of joy having achieved massive success this past week with the Internet Lifestyle Network. He’s off to the Bahamas in a few days as a result of all the hard work. Just imagine the feeling of being so happy and content you wake up with tears of joy! That is so powerful. I don’t know about you, but I want to experience this everyday because it is a truly beautiful feeling. Congrats Ben!
Here’s another example closer to home. The last time i cried real tears of joy wasn’t even that long ago to be honest. It was on the 25th March 2013 when my son was discharged from hospital after 4 months when he was born at just under 24 weeks gestation. Thats over 3 months early. It was the most painful and testing time of my life. After 4 months of hospital visits, seeing him in intensive care, and him moving between 3 separate hospitals, the pain was finally over when we were finally given the news that he could come home. I will never forget how overwhelmed with happiness when I was allowed to take my boy home for the first time, against all odds.
What’s the point of this story? My point is take time to reflect and and be grateful for life. Find ways to live with passion and don’t be afraid to follow your dreams by doing what you love, helping others along the way and giving value wherever you go. Most important of all, never give up.