Tune Tuesday #28 – Happy

“You’ve never been to Vegas?”

My friends ask that question each time I tell them, I’m from Arizona and I’ve never been to Vegas.

When I was girl, I was curious about the city, because of the movies and as I got older, I never cared to visit the city.

This past December everything changed, when I signed on to a feature that took me to… Vegas. Not only did I visit for the first time, I also worked there and lived there in a casino (it’s not the dream that you may picture) for almost two months.

I started the new year in a new city. One reason I took the job was because I wanted to start the year differently and shake my life up.

I have been back in Los Angeles for two weeks. While work in Vegas was tough for many reasons and Vegas started to wear on me; each time I reflect on it I have a fondness for the city and I feel my time there was comparable to “my month of writing“.

Vegas was the perfect distance between Arizona and California, which provided a neutral place away from all that was familiar to reflect on my growth, goals and direction. Once I settled into the city, on a spiritual level,  I started to see my life shift in all the ways I have wanted and needed. I am not sure if this shift would have been possible if I stayed in Los Angles.

Of all the realizations I had when I was gone, there are two that ignited and changed me and as a result I am glowing. I found my source of happiness within me. This may not be a big aha moment,  because we are often told that happiness lies within. I never tried to find happiness outside of me and I was already happy.

However, finding the source of happiness within is empowering.

Today’s tune is a well written song that resonates with a lot of people. I wanted to share this song for a few earlier Tune Tuesday’s, but I felt like the song has an essence to it that could only be cou0pled with the right occasion and my personal source of happiness is it.

Today take a moment to reflect on happiness. Is your happiness in a person or a thing which life can take from us. Or is your happiness within your heart and soul? Do you feel worthy of an indescribable happiness?

Have a great Tuesday! – Stephanie – XO

Happy by Pharrell Williams

It might seem crazy what I’m about to say
Sunshine she’s here, you can take a break
I’m a hot air balloon that could go to space
With the air, like I don’t care, baby, by the way

Uh

Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

Here come bad news talking this and that, yeah,
Well, give me all you got, and don’t hold it back, yeah,
Well, I should probably warn you I’ll be just fine, yeah,
No offense to you, don’t waste your time
Here’s why

Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

Hey
Go
Uh

Bring me down
Can’t nothing
Bring me down
My level’s too high
Bring me down
Can’t nothing
Bring me down
I said (let me tell you now)
Bring me down
Can’t nothing
Bring me down
My level’s too high
Bring me down
Can’t nothing
Bring me down
I said

Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

Hey
Go
Uh

Bring me down… can’t nothing…
Bring me down… my level’s too high…
Bring me down… can’t nothing…
Bring me down, I said (let me tell you now)

Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

Hey
C’mon