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The biggest secret in the world is we all really love each other

“The world is sneakier than I thought, more mysterious and filled with wonder than I boiled things down to.”—Lisa Gungorsheroremod3

I live near a river. My favorite coffee shops, restaurants, the local art theater are just on the other side so I often find myself walking across the bridge. The pedestrian/bike lane is small so I regularly pass fellow humans heading the other direction. I always smile, nod, give a courteous, “hello!”

But what my heart longs to do is high-five them, fist-bump them, to exclaim out loud. “Isn’t this cool? You and I? Here together? What are the odds? This moment will never be again. We could die. Why aren’t we celebrating?”

It’s a puzzling quandary. Why do we waste even one moment of time not loving each other, not celebrating our common humanity? Where did we get these crazy rules? That’s it’s okay to love people in specified relationships? That it’s okay to love people after they prove themselves “safe?” That it’s acceptable to give of your gifts when somebody pays for them?

We are wasting time, people. The world is filled with so many amazingly awesome beings and we could be loving them all—even if only for a moment, on a bridge.

Speaking of love, I’m excited to report that Sheroes Hangout, the first recipient of Taz’s 222 Foundation, is making good use of their grant. Abhay sent pictures of their new space which I’m thrilled to share here with you. Thank you, one and all, for your touching cards, your good wishes, your donations, your pictures of 222.sheroremod4

For those who haven’t heard, Sheroes Hangout is an incredibly inspiring café/coffee shop in Agra, India, not far from the Taj Mahal where I left part of Taz’s ashes. It’s run by victims of acid attacks, 10 women whose lives have been turned upside down after acid was thrown on them by people who allegedly loved them. Sheroes Hangout offers coffee and free food to anyone who stops by, no questions asked. sheroremod

Rather than protest their unfortunate situations, these women are changing society by choosing to give, by choosing to love, by choosing to demonstrate that, despite being culturally shunned, they are still beautiful and worthy and bursting with important gifts to bestow on the world.

I will be announcing a request for proposals for next year’s 222 Foundation grant soon. Stay tuned.

In the meantime, I’m excited to let you know Course in Miracles for Badasses (my 20th book) debuts in early 2020. Yet another 2-2-2.

For now, though, I’d like to ask a favor. I’m currently collecting happy songs, songs that make you want to dance, to love, to be more of who you really are.

I’d be so grateful if you could take a moment and list your favorite celebration songs in the comments below.

And again, my friends, thank you SO, SO MUCH!!!!

Pam Grout is the author of 19 books including E-Squared, E-Cubed, Thank & Grow Rich and her latest book, Art & Soul,Reloaded: A Year-Long Apprenticeship to Summon the Muses and Ignite Your Daring, Audacious, Creative Side.

297 Responses

      1. Taz is Pam’s beloved daughter who tragically past away in February.

  1. “Get Up Offa That Thing” – James Brown, “Clap Your Hands” – Parov Stelar

  2. “Get Up Offa That Thing” – James Brown
    “Clap Your Hands” – Parov Stelar

  3. One of my favorite songs is “I Want to Dance With Somebody”, by Whitney Houston. It always changes my mood when I hear it. Makes me happy and want to dance through our wonderful world.

  4. Happy song: “Brave”and “Uncharted” by Sara

    Hugs to you, Pam,

    Kaye in Seattle
    (Still smile about your workshop here)

  5. Lovely post Pam. Your foundation is doing your lovely daughter proud. Song that makes me happy: Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison – it’s sunshine, love and joy crammed into a song.

  6. ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ sung by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole does that for me. Sending you love, Pam, and so much gratitude for the way you exemplify the ACIM goal of seeing things differently.

  7. Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk puts me in a GREAT mood. In fact, because of this post I checked out the video. Now I’m happy and off to the gym!

    1. Woah!!! Joy Love – I was going to list “Soy Yo” as one of mine (and my middle name is Joy)! That video makes me so happy!

  8. So glad to hear from you again Pam! Almost on a regular basis again 🙂 Sending you many blessing! Cannot wait for your new book! Peter


  9. “Happy” Pharrell Williams
    “Because I’m happy
    Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth”

  10. One Love – Bob Marley and any Marley song for that matter. There are so many positive messages in his songs. He was ahead of his time and also gone too soon.

  11. Thanks for the reminder that I have a whole playlist of “Happy Songs” that I go to when I need them. Mostly ’70s songs. Here’s just a few:
    All Right Now, Free
    Beautiful, Carole King
    Blue Skies, Doris Day
    Brave, Sara Bareilles
    Days Like This, Van Morrison
    Feelin Alright, Joe Cocker
    Fresh Wind, Orleans
    Good Day Sunshine, Beatles
    Happy, Pharrell Williams
    Here Comes the Sun, Beatles
    Hey Jude, Beatles
    Let There Be Music, Orelans
    Shower the People, James Taylor
    Sing a Song, Earth, Wind & Fire
    Take it Easy, Eagles
    Three Little Birds, Bob Marley
    What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong
    Your Smiling Face, James Taylor

    I need to hear these today, so thanks for asking!

  12. I have one song that always soothes and calms my soul. I can’t put my finger on the exact feeling that I get upon hearing it, but I feel like swaying and dancing softly on a beach somewhere beautiful.
    I have followed you for years and I hope this song helps ease your soul as it does mine.

    Saltwater- by Geowulf

  13. HI Pam,

    When your email came in just now, a thought popped into my head “Oh – I’m so connected to Pam Grout.” I don’t know where that came from! Anyway at the bottom of your post you asked for happy songs.

    Did I ever tell you my theory?

    It’s MUSIC that creates things!! I never considered myself a musical person – can’t carry a tune or play any instruments – but I’ve always used music to energize myself. In the last few years I’ve started to listen to Abraham Hicks – your vibration, the Vortex, etc. etc. I realized looking back over the last 40 years that my life really proves what Abraham is saying. I can’t believe how much my life is now the way I pictured it, years ago. I used to clean my house to “South Pacific” because it helped me stay cheerful when we were struggling to adopt – we ended up with 1 foster and 3 adopted children, all Asian like the children I loved in the movie (now 3 grandchildren too). I fell in love with Ireland and Irish history, and also played Irish music when I was driving, or cleaning. I can’t even begin to tell you the INCREDIBLE number of synchronicities there! (I wrote to you last summer from Dublin about one that occurred, as I was talking *about* you, in St Stephen’s Green in Dublin). There are more examples, but I realized years after the fact that playing music that made me focus on getting my children or researching Irish history or travelling to Ireland…. and keeping me in a super upbeat happy mood at the time… paid off in MUCH bigger ways than I ever even expected! So now, I do it deliberately. When I want something, I pick out a song or a sound track, play it and sing along when I’m driving or cleaning or exercising, whatever… and it’s working. BIG TIME. 🙂 For example, the soundtrack to On The Twentieth Century and Gigi = one month rent-free apartment 2 blocks from the Louvre. Plus, of course, 2 weeks rent free in Dublin just becasue we happen to change planes there.

    So, that’s my theory.

    Love ya!! Fran

    I love that you asked people for their happy songs.

  14. I see what you are doing pretty lady, you are having us search our happy thoughts, which brings out our happiness.
    Thank you

    My song is Summertime by Janis Joplin

  15. On Top of The World by Imagine Dragons

    Feel It Still by portugal. The Man.

    Thanks for asking xxx

  16. Dancing Queen, ABBA
    Love Shack, The B52’s
    Flashdance, Irene Cara
    Travellers Tune, Ocean Colour Scene
    Pencil Full of Lead, Paolo Nutini
    Don’t stop me now, Queen
    Mr. Blue sky, E L O
    ………there’s so many …..😄
    Love to all 🥰

  17. Thank you-Sly & The Family Stone
    Don’t Bring Me Down- ELO
    Don’t Rain On My Parade- Funny Girl soundtrack
    If It’s Magic Stevie Wonder

  18. I love you, Pam! High-fiving you under your bridge right now! Your river is looking majestic today!

    Good Day – Luce
    Believe – The Bravery
    Animal – Def Leppard
    Rocket – Def Leppard
    Cloudbusting – Kate Bush
    Sweet Harmony – The Beloved
    Summer Night City – Abba
    I feel the Magic – Belinda Carlilse
    Things will only get better – Howard Jones
    Goonies R Good Enough – Cyndi Lauper
    Beautiful Day – U2
    Shine it all Around – Robert Plant
    Dream Machine – Teslaboy (Silent Gloves remix)
    Closer Together – The Box
    I Knew You Were Waiting for Me (George Michael and Aretha Franklin)
    C’est la Vie – Robbie Nevil
    Shangri-la – Roman Grey

    Best assignment ever!! I could go on and on and on! Woot woot!

  19. Hi Pam
    I love singing this song when I’m painting and good things are happening “What a difference a day makes.”
    Wishing you all the very best, love your emails, you are a very brave girl, I admire that.
    Love Kay

  20. What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
    I Believe I Can Fly – R Kelly
    Happy – Pharrell Williams
    Best Day of My Life – American Authors


  21. Dear Pam – love You. Ruthie

    The Secret of Life and Your Smiling Face – James Taylor
    Happiness Runs – Donovan

  22. What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong; Hey Soul Sister by Train and Beautiful by Carol King

  23. Beautiful Chorus (they have lots of uplifting beautiful songs. I love to journal to them)

    We’ll Take a Glass Together (from the musical Grand Hôtel- extra happy when you YouTube the video of the original cast dancing to it!)

  24. One of my happiest songs, the kind that makes me get up and dance around the room doesn’t even have any words! It’s “Waterfall” by Jon Schmidt, a very gifted pianist.

  25. Good Life by OneRepublic
    On Top Of the World by Imagine Dragons
    Good to be Alive by Andy Grammer
    Joy to the World by Three Dog Night (right??)
    Girl On Fire Alicia Keys
    Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield
    I Gotta Feeling by the Black Eye Peas
    Brave by Sara Bareilles
    Wings by Little Mix
    Roar by Katy Perry
    Shake it Off by Taylor Swift
    Faith by George Michael
    Good Feeling by Flo Rida
    Beautiful Life by Ace of Base
    Say Hey (I Love You) by Michael Franti (or anything else by Michael Franti really)
    Lift Me Up by OneRepublic
    Real Good Life by The Mowgli’s
    Better When I’m Dancin by Meghan Trainor
    Rise Up by Andrea Day
    Just Like Fire by the one and only P!nk
    The Edge of Glory by Lady Gaga
    Raining Glitter by Kylie Minoge (raining glitter… I want to get caught in that storm!!)
    Try Everything by Shakira

    PG- thank you for all that you do to make life more spectacular! Can’t wait for your new book! Sending you a whole lot of love from Idaho!! AF

  26. My 3 favourite songs to lift my energy

    American Authors: Best Day Of My Life

    Robbie Williams: I Love My Life

    Pharrell Williams: Happy

  27. Pam you are loved! Your thoughts make my days better. Thank you. 💕

    Love Train by the Ojays
    What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
    Stronger by Kelly Clarkson
    Party Rock Anthem by LMAFO

  28. “It’s a Miracle” – Barry Manilow
    “Sesame Street” – Gladys Knight & the Pips

  29. Hi Pam-

    I keep a happiness playlist just like you’re asking about. My desire is to have both music and lyrics that make me feel uplifted. Thanks to Pam for asking and everyone who shared as I’ve added some new songs to my list! Here are several that haven’t been mentioned.

    I’m Coming Out by Dianna Ross

    Your Love Keeps Lifting Me By Jackie Wilson

    Hooked on a Feeling by Bjorn Skifs

    Give a Little Bit by SuperTramp

    Can You Feel It by The Jacksons

    Unwritten by Natasha Beddingfield (has already been mentioned but I love that too!)

    Higher Love by Steve Winwood

    I Can see Clearly Now by Johnny Nash or Jimmy Cliff

    Much love,


  30. Pam, so you can add a few latin happy, celebration songs:

    1. “Carnaval” by Celia Cruz 2. “Vivir mi vida” Marc Anthony

    Thank you for all that you do!


  31. One song I love to dance to is “On the road again” by Willie Nelson. Very upbeat melody.

  32. There’s a You Tube video of a ‘little girl dancing to Old Church Choir’ that I absolutely adore! You can’t watch without smiling and dancing along. I wish I had the tech savvy to be able to forward it to you, but if you google it you won’t be disappointed!
    Looking forward to nomination info for 222 and to your new book!

    1. I totally agree about this little girl in this video of Old Church Choir. She is singing and dancing her little heart out and I love every time I watch it Now, whenever I hear that song, I see her and smile widely.

  33. Literally anything by Carrie Newcomer. From her new Point of Arrival album – Writing a better story, Impossible until its not, and The only way through is in

  34. So excited about your new book, Pam! I love you and your books and I love ACIM and I’m finally starting to own my badassery, so this book is gonna be a dear friend of mine! Thank you. BTW, I LOVED reading your posts about the ACIM lessons!

    As for celebration songs, I love Eddie Watkins Jr’s “I’m Saying Yes to Life.”


    I also love “Ain’t NoStopping Us Now.”


    So much gratitude for you in this world, Pam!!


  35. “I’m going to go back there someday”. The Muppets. My favorite line from this song is “there’s not a word yet, for old friends who’ve just met”.

  36. I believe I can fly, It’s a beautiful life, I hope you dance, On the road again

  37. My Happy Songs are by the Beatles:

    Twist and Shout

    Sgt Pepper‘s Lonely Hearts Club Band

    She Loves You

  38. “Good Day, Sunshine” by The Beatles, and “Soy Yo” by Bomba Estereo (which was already mentioned by Joy Love. Watch the video!).
    Pam, I just love you and all the goodness you give and teach us!
    Pamela Joy

    1. Oh, and “Budding Trees” by Nahko and Medicine for the People – again, watch the video!

  39. Let it whip.
    She’s a bad mama jamma.
    Get down on it.
    Rock your body.
    Ain’t nobody.
    Lady in my life.
    Are you that somebody.

  40. Little Richard – You make me wanna shout

    Ricky Martin – Maria

    James Brown – I feel good

    So thankful for the inspiration and the trust you plant!

  41. Gratitude, a Long Song to the World, Nemo Patel and Daniel Nahmod
    I’ll Fly Away
    Good Vibrations, Beach Boys
    Sunshine on my Shoulder, John Denver (and a BUNCH of his songs)
    Rainbow Connection, Muppets and written by Paul Williams
    Heroes and Friends, Randy Travis
    Happy, Pharrell Williams
    Walking on Sunshine, Katrina and the Waves
    I Hope You Dance, Lee Ann Womack
    Girl on Fire, Alicia Keys
    Ordinary Miracle, Sarah McLachlan (quiet happy)
    My Wish, Rascal Flatts
    I Have a Dream, Abba
    Heroes, Ann Reed on “Hole in the Day”
    What a Feeling, Irene Cara in Flashdance
    Impossible Dream, Man from LaMancha
    Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream (by Ed McCurdy, many performing artists)

  42. The first song above should be:
    Gratitude, a Love Song to the World, Nemo Patel and Daniel Nahmod

  43. Here’s a “Happy List” of songs that was too long to post on the “Comments” section.

    I’m not totally sure, but I think I may have copied this three part list from a contributor to Deepak Chopra’s newsletter.

    It’s got some super selections on it. Thought you’d like to have it.


  44. It’s made me feel happy just reading (and singing) through all the song titles! That was fun. I love the positivity and joy in “Many Miles Before I Go” by John Hyatt. Music is so special, and you’re amazing, Pam; love to you.

  45. Dedicated To The One I Love by the Mamas and Papas
    Tiny Dancer by Elton John
    Ahead by A Century by The Tragically Hip

  46. Hi Pam, you have no idea how excited I get when I see your name pop up in my emails! All of your words sing to me and soothe my soul. 🙏❤️🤗🌏

  47. Don’t Worry, Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin
    Late in the Evening as sung by Eva Cassidy

  48. I’m older, for me, three songs in particular get me going. Steppenwolf’s Born to be Wild and Magic Carpet Ride. The other song is Jefferson Airplane ‘s, Don’t You Want Somebody to Love. There is something powerful about Grace Slicks voice as she belts out the melody. Same goes for hearing John Kay and Steppenwolf belt out the lyrics to Magic Carpet Ride and Born to Be Wild.

  49. YAY! Love your essay and whoohoo – can’t wait until your next book! Fist Bump!

  50. Samba da Benção- Vinicius de Morais.
    It’s better be Happy than sad. Says the song.🇧🇷

  51. Get up and dance songs-
    1. Jump- Van Halen
    2. Dancing Queen
    3. Electric Boogie- fatal attraction
    4. Brown Eyed Girl- van morrison
    5. Shake it off – Taylor Swift
    6. Rappers Delighr – the sugar hill gang
    7. Hey Ya! – OutKast
    8. Start me up – The Rolling Stones
    9. Next to you, next to me – Shenandoah
    10. Kiss- prince & The revolution
    11. Hit me with your best shot – pat Benatar
    12. I can only imagine – mercy me
    13. Man in the mirror – Michael Jackson
    14. Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
    15. This one’s for the girls – Martina McBride
    16. All about that bass – Meghan trainor
    17. Ain’t no mountain high enough- Marvin Gaye $ Tammi Terrell
    18. Boogie shoes – kc& sunshine band
    19. Shake shake shake – kc & sunshine band
    20. Low – flo rida
    21. Single Ladies – Beyoncé
    22. Jump, Jive an Wail – the Brian seltzer orchestra
    23. Wild one – faith hill
    24. I feel for you – Chaka Khan
    25. Bang Bang – Jesse J, Ariana Grande & nicki Minaj
    26. Funky Town – lipps inc
    27. Better when I’m dancin- Meghan trainor
    28. Brick house – the commodores
    29. Cant stop the feeling – Justin Timberlake
    30. Shut up and dance – walk the moon

  52. Don’t worry be Happy….by Bobby Mcfaren….sorry I am not sure of the spelling of his last name

  53. Love you Pam..so happy to see your email . I have been working on the same things with people I see at my gym smiling at everyone💓
    HAPPY by Pharrell makes me dance at 67 xo

  54. I love “Dancing Queen” By Abba. When they sing “she’s only 17” I change the age to mine. So right now I sing 80 instead of 17 and will change it again when I turn 81 etc. It doesn’t quite rhyme but it’s still fun. Actually I feel 17 when I sing the words.

    1. Doris that is soooo cool!! You’ve inspired me to keep on dancing until my last breath 👍🏻💃 (I’m 53 so hopefully that’s a long way off yet, but we never know do we?) Blessings to you and thanks for making me smile 😊 💗⭐️
      Jenny Louise

  55. Love your thoughts Pam. Thanks for continuously inspiring us with your enthusiasm, your joy and your love 💗The three songs that make me happy and feel like dancing are:
    Santa Monica Boulevarde by Sheryl Crowe, Happy by Pharrell Williams and Moondance by Van Morrison. I just totally love Happy by Pharrell Williams and cannot help dancing or jigging or head bopping whenever I hear it. (I listened to it on the train just now and was head bopping because there was no room to dance! 😁) Thanks for getting us thinking about our happy songs 👍🏻🙏🌺
    Hugs and love to you, and may you have a totally happy-dance kind of day 🤗❤️💃

  56. Hi Pam! I love your work. 🙂 This song definitely makes me want to love and helps me be more of who I really am:

  57. You inspired me to dance to my fav songs each morning – I need to get back into the habit. For now, my suggestions would be:
    “Living in the moment ” by Jason Mraz; “Shut up and Dance” by Walk the Moon; “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake; “Dancing Queen ” by Abba. I could go on..
    Thank you for your inspiring words. I’ve never met you, but you inspire me with your resilience and faith. God bless.

  58. Hi Pam,

    Come on Get Happy…David Cassidy
    Here Comes the Sun…The Beatles

    …and one that fits the theme of today’s blog…The Sun Shines on Everyone…Snatam Kaur

  59. September by Earth Wind & Fire – impossible not to dance to this, no matter where I am.

    I have loved reading through this list – what an incredible vibe lifter! – and am now using it to create a Good Vibes playlist on spotify.

  60. How about We are Family by Sister Sledge and Celebration by Cool and the Gang. Plus countless Disney songs. Can’t wait to hear what your up to next, Pam.
    Love ya, Flo

  61. As always, your post is very timely, Pam! I believe I drove over that very same bridge, yesterday, and just happened to notice (for the very first time) the people crossing on foot and bike… people from all walks of life. So much diversity in such a small area. Aren’t we blessed to be a part of it, if only we could just interact with everyone and be able to hear all the stories?
    I also noticed the energy of the water flowing below the bridge. That was quite amazing as well!

    And for my happy song choice… Dancing Queen! (Pretty much anything by ABBA)

    Much love to you, Pam!

    P.S. Thank you for all your endeavors… 222 foundation, your wonderful books, uplifting blogs, for it all!

  62. Fever Pitch by Rainbow Kitten Surprise is my latest happy booty shaker.
    For a really good tune check out Heavy by Birdtalker, not a toe stomper but I know you’ll love the lyrics. The song One is also awesome by them with Rumi references and all!
    And for a cosmic number about love try Sun by Sleeping at Last. (It was our wedding song)
    So much love,

  63. My favorite happy songs…

    Black As Night by Nahko and Medicine For The People I Feel Better When I’m Dancing by Meghan Trainier You, Me and the Beat by Dove Cameron Life’s a Happy Song by Jason Segel

    Loved your newsletter as always. Mahalo for sharing! xo


  64. I love Walking on Sunshine (Katrina and the Waves) plus Happy by Pharrell… and Beach Boys… Wouldn’t it be nice.. Love to you Pam ❤️

  65. Hi Pam,
    Here is a list of my happy songs.
    Thanks for being you & sharing.
    Take Care
    Sue Manning

    Happy Songs!

    Shake A Tail Feather

    Tina Turner & Jimmy Barnes Simply The Best

    Jimmy B Mustang Sally

    Cher If I Could Turn Back Time.

    Dirty Dancing

    Imagine John Lennon

    ( https://www.facebook.com/tinymusician/ ) ( https://www.facebook.com/MusicByCrosby/ ) (https://www.youtube.com/c/ClaireandtheCrosbys… )

    Dancing Queen

    Lionel & Co We are the world.

    The Lion Sleeps Tonight.

    Susan Boyle I Dreamed The Dream

  66. “We are Family” by Sister Sledge.
    My friends and I would all immediately head to the dance floor as soon as the DJ put this record on, leaving the bar stools, the conversations, the drinks, the guys and move to the dance floor. We would dance and blast this song out.

  67. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin and Tammi

    This song always makes me happy and fills me with love

    Love to you from Tokyo

  68. My Italian friend introduced me to Cicirinella Teneva Teneva. A good polka song always makes me want to smile and dance.

  69. ‘Unwritten’, by Natasha Bedingfield
    ‘..live your life with arms wide open, today is where your book begins, the rest is still unwritten’
    Much love to you, Pam. You are so dear to me!

  70. God Only Knows by the Beach Boys. Thanks to you and your peeps for all the good music memories

  71. Let it be a dance we do
    May I have this dance with you
    Through the goid times and the bad times, too
    Let it be a dance!

    I’ll sing it for you, we’ll sing it together, next time I see you —

  72. Two songs that float my boat our:
    I was too busy being in love-Doug Stone
    LOVE-Nat King Cole
    Also as Kenny Loggins said Please Celebrate Me Home

  73. Sooliman, Neil Diamond
    Good Vibes, country – can’t remember artist
    Annie’s song, John Denver
    Blue Sky, Allman Bros
    Holly Holy, Neil Diamond
    So many others. These are just a few that give me goosebumps.

  74. But of course! CLOSER TO FINE!!! By our favorite Indigo Girls!! That song has a life of its own🎵 ❤️🎵. Remember the story I told you about that song when we were at Omega?
    And just reading through everyone’s suggestions has raised my vibe! Thanks 😍😍😍

  75. Hi Pam: Great to get your blog as always. I think of you often. My thoughts of songs are Im so excited and I just can’t hide it. The Greatest Love of All and Love Shack Love you

  76. Stevie Wonder’s “As.” There are lots of happy songs that I cherish but that one’s the deepest happy for me.

  77. Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees – “Got the wings of heaven on my shoes”

  78. Song – “Give it Up to God” by Jonathan Butler. Keep going, Pam. You inspire us all! I know Taz is doing all of this with you and she is soooooooooooo proud to be your daughter!!! And also, where can we send send donations for 222 Foundation? I would love to help with your amazing work!!!

  79. Harvest for the World by the Isley Brothers
    Love Is the Answer by England Dan and John Ford Coley
    As By Stevie Wonder
    Please read the lyrics as you listen to these songs. In my opinion, they are all very spiritually powerful <3

  80. Two oldies randomly shuffled up on my iPod today, Dance Dance Dance & Jungle Love – Steve Miller Band. Had me singing at the top of my lungs on my way home.
    And I would totally high five you and dance like a fool with you. I keep trying to spread the love, no matter how many strange looks I get. 🙂
    Looking forward to your 20th book in 2020. I realized the other day that my phone # the year 2020 will be in sinc for a whole year. Cool.

  81. The synchronicity of this blows me away! Feeling flat this morning as I try to create a new life after travelling overseas for a year, I decided to start a “Happy” list on Spotify! I’ve got plenty of material now!
    Yesterday I asked the universe for guidance on my life path. I draw a daily Tarot card. Today it was “The Fool”, which means a new beginning and to take a leap of faith. The message seems clear.
    Pam, your thoughts on love are very thought provoking and really touched me.

    My favourite “happy” songs are:
    Let’s go crazy – Prince
    Beautiful Day – U2
    with irony – Highway To Hell – AC/DC

    Pam, it’s great to get things from you in my box again.
    Many thanks!

  82. ¨Antorchas en la niebla¨ by El Arrebato. I realize these lyrics are in Spanish, however the gist of it is everything´s going to be okay…even though there´s a cliff, he says ¨I´m with you¨ but when I listen to it I can´t help but feel like it´s Source saying that through him. I haven´t seen the English translation to the whole thing, but smart phones have a translation feature connected to the camera for those interested. https://www.smule.com/song/arrebato-antorchas-en-la-niebla-karaoke-lyrics/5978711_5978711/arrangement

  83. First, “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot. Just a fun, fun, fun gotta-dance song! Whenever this song is played at one of our family get-togethers the whole gang is on the floor dancing and singing at the top of their lungs. Second, “Build Me Up Buttercup” by The Foundations. Ignore the words, just listen to the music and the tempo–and DANCE! Happy song for sure!

  84. * Here comes the sun… The Beatles
    * Let it Go… Frozen
    *This is Me… The greatest Showman
    * 3? th Bridge St Song ((!!HA! BRIDGE!!)) ‘Feeling Groovy’ Simon and Garfunkel
    * Grandma’s Feather bed… John Denver
    * Sweet Surrender…John Denver
    * Hot August Night… Neil Diamond
    * Porcupine Pie… Neil Diamond
    * Be (Johnsin Livingston Seagull)… Neil Diamond

    Oooh… sending love to you while I’m at it! LOTS of love!


  85. Haven’t had enoughtime this morning to read ALL of the comments to see if this one already popped up but mine (at least the first that came to my mind !) is “Solsbury Hill” by Peter Gabriel (LOUD, please ! 🙂 )
    And “Children of the sky” from Mike Batt’s “Hunting of the Snark”, too !

    Much love to you and thanks for asking for songs 🙂

    1. Oh and “Jump” by Van Halen, and “Mambo number 5” by Lou Bega – can’t help dancing to this one !!

  86. My favourite at the moment is Bruno Mars´s “24K Magic”. I do not know what it is in this song that always lifts my spirit but it does. I suspect they have used Theta frequencies when recording that or something….or maybe Schumann´s resonance : )

  87. Carly simon with Andreas Vollenweider “Midnight Clear ”
    Giorgia “Il sole azzuro”
    Sending you so much love Pam !❤

  88. I’m amazed at how much better I feel listening to many of the songs suggested here, and some I had already gathered as my happy songs. I have been in such a funk. Music is miraculous, how could I have forgotten? Thank you again Pam, for the reminder. As I go through this list and create a new playlist on YouTube, my spirit is lifted. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  89. Hi Pam-
    Thank you for another inspiring post.
    Sade is my go-to music when I’m stressed or down. One of my favorites is Kiss of Life. Isn’t this line pure bliss: “Look at the sky, its the color of Love.” 💖
    Best wishes, Michelle Bentcliff
    The world is a brighter place when we all shine our light. 🌟

  90. Late in the evening Paul Simon kiss extended version by Prince walk this way run dmc/ Aerosmith love the one your with gotta give it up Marvin Gaye marky mark funky bunch good vibration get down on it Kool and the gang…Love to you Pam Grout

  91. It’s Gettin Better, Mama Cass
    Daydream Believer , The Monkees
    Live For Today, The Grass Roots
    Just Wanna Dance the Night Away by The Mavericks
    Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer
    Spirit In the Sky,
    Merry Christmas From the Family by Robert Earl Keen which never fails to make me smile whatever the time of year.

  92. The one song I offer up (although there are many more) is “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. It’s the ring tone on my phone, so even when I get those annoying robo calls – I let the phone ring because of the music. I always thought the song was cute, but it was Pharrell’s interview with Oprah, where he explained the meaning behind the song that made it all clear. I’m humming it now & my phone isn’t even ringing! Much love is being sent your way, Pam. I know the journey forward can be tough – but you are not alone. I can’t wait for your new book coming out next year. I follow several paths, ACIM along with Buddhism so although I may be stretching myself a bit thin on the spiritual spectrum, it’s all good.

  93. Good Vibrations – Marky Mark
    I wish and Don’t you worry about a thing – Stevie Wonder
    Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
    Born This Way – Lady gaga
    Sending you lots of love Pam xoxo

  94. I am thrilled to see a post from you dear Pam. You are a teacher of optimism.
    I admire your courage.

    One of my many favourite sounds
    Joy to the world, Three dog night.

  95. “Walking on Sunshine” – Katrina and the Waves. It’s so much fun! “And don’t it feel good!” You will enjoy that line!

  96. Nothing’s gonna stop me now by Starship
    On top of the world by Imagine Dragons
    Winning by Santana
    I am still standing by Elton John
    Its my life by Bin Jovi
    Unstoppable by Sia
    Get the party started by Pink

  97. I love music and am always hearing amazing songs at various times.
    When you asked for my favorite, I immediately thought about one that I heard on “The Village” last month.
    It’s called “Dancing (Mumbai Wedding)” by NONONO

  98. Here are a couple of good ones: Get up Offa that thing- James Brown.

    What a wonderful world – Louis Armstrong.

    Fun fun fun- Beach Boys.

    Hope you are well, Pam. Love and light. Keep doin what you’re doin.

  99. Absolutely amazing and inspiring. Keep up the good work and keep sharing the love. 💜💛❤️

  100. Love Will Never Do Without You – Janet Jackson
    What the World Needs Now – By Anyone!

    Sending love and light to you, or should I say, returning love and light to you.

  101. NO NO NO!!! Changed my mind.

    Pam, bring the song from within you. Try the key of G. Accessible and resonates happiness. Get your Posse on the road with you to create this composition. WRITE YOUR OWN SONG, PAM!!!! Here’s a phrase you’ve probably heard of: Find the Happiness Inside Of You. Start with A Cat Stevens line “If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out”

    Pam, find YOUR voice again. Your song. Your melody.

    You’ve got this girl.

  102. Pam a huge big high five to you! The project in India sounds phenomenal.

    The song that always gets me going is Beyoncé Crazy in Love… woo hoo!!!!

    Arifa xxx

    Sent from my iPhone


  103. Pam;

    This is my first post anywhere off FB. Grateful to have found you several years ago, you have helped confirm so much of what I believe. i recently relocated to Florida after almost 60 years in my home town. While comfortable, I always felt there was another place for me. Arriving here has been a blessing. There are more positive, uplifting, supportive people around me now, and each time I turn around I find another! The paddle is in the water, but I don’t use it to propel myself, merely to steer.

    My celebration song is Row Row Row Your Boat.

    Row Row Row Your Boat

    (YOUR boat. not MY boat, not HIS boat, YOUR boat)

    Gently Down the stream

    (it says GENTLY. DOWN. not fighting the upstream current, or hurrying to get anywhere)

    Merrily Merrily Merrily Merrily. (well . . . DUH)

    Life Is But A Dream.


    it is.

    Thank You

    Mr Mark

  104. Hi Pam, I’ve tried several times to add my suggestion for the celebration song in the comments, but it won’t post. I so wanted you to get it, so here it is: Allman Brothers Revival https://youtu.be/jUx19JYBBCg Sorry to do it this way, but it’s such a great song! Love to you,Kathy

  105. I have a huge ‘happy’ playlist, two of my favourites are Shaboom by the undertones and One day like this by Elbow. Beautiful and fantastic post. I travel into London everyday and am always trying to get people to smile, talk, laugh, it’s a challenge but someone has to do it! You are an inspiration. Kxx

  106. Pam I just purchased the most beautiful album by Laura Daigle..So many beautiful songs.
    Look up child..Rise up Etc. Etc. Very healing work ❤

  107. ‘Dancin’ Aron Smith

    It’s my instant vibrational Level Up.

    “Get up on the floor,
    Dancin to the break of dawn,
    Get up on the floor,
    Dancin is what to do,
    Dancin when I think of you,
    Dancin’s what clears my soul,
    Dancin’s what makes me whole….” 😀

  108. Love you Pam!!! Let’s dance, shall we?!! Hugs, high fives and fist bumps from Mintreal… 😍💖🤗🙌👊https://youtu.be/DEO1w1YPnoQ

  109. Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the waves. It starts with a finger tapping then a butt cheek wiggling then I’m off! I feel I get you Pam and that I’m not alone in what others see as weirdness for wanting to connect with other humans – you brighten my world. Thank you X

  110. “Good Feeling” by Flo Rida cause we just gotta love this life we’re livin’
    & “Let it Go” from the movie Frozen

    Thank you Pam! Thank you

  111. Love Shack by the B-52s. My family has instructions to play it at my funeral (hopefully at least 60 years from now) 😎❤

  112. Barbara Ann – Beach Boys
    L.O.V.E Natalie Cole
    Goody Goody – Ella Fitzgerald
    What you`re proposin’ – Status Quo
    Roll over Beethoven – Electric Light Orchestra
    Frim Fram Sauce – Diana Krall

    Enjoy! Hugs and kisses from Germany 🙂

  113. Sorry if I’m late to the game or if this songs already been mentioned. Walking On Sunshine has always been a fun, groovy little tune that puts a pep in my step!

  114. GLORIOUS by Macklemore and Skylar Grey. Lyrics are amazing. Music is infectious. The video will steal your heart!

  115. Diamonds On The Souls Of Her Shoes, Paul Simon
    Starry Eyed Surprise, Ft. Shifty
    Take Me High – Cliff Richard

    I will be adding lots of the suggestions to my playlist – thanks everyone!

    Love to you and Tas, Pam

    Madeline (New Zealand)

  116. “Lemme Take You to the Beach” by Frank Zappa (Studio Tan album). Silly and always puts a smile on my face. Love you Pam!

    1. And just a couple more:
      “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of …) by Lou Bega. Fun dancing!
      “You’ve Got Time” by Regina
      “The Clap Hands Song” by T Bird and the Breaks.

  117. I guess I’m a happy person cuz there are so many! Thanks Pam!
    “Heaven is a Place on Earth” – Belinda Carlisle
    “Love Train” – O’Jays
    “Happy Together” – Turtles
    “I’m a Believer” – Monkees
    Ok I’ll give somebody else a chance. Pam make a playlist on Spotify!

  118. Happy by Pharell Williams, and this one might seem counter intuitive, but Evermore by Dan Stevens from Beauty and the Beast. When the Beast finds love, even if he thinks he can’t be with Belle, he’s changed by her love forever more.

  119. “Celebrate Good Times” by Kool and the Gang!
    Thanks for sharing your amazing upbeat vibe Pam- all blessings to you dear!

  120. Pam, I am in a bit of a quandary myself.
    I have decided to try my hand at editing. The collection will be about 33 short stories from 3 different genres. I will be donating the money to charity, all of it, unless there is some small cost for the cover and such on the E-book. It will be a major undertaking and I am looking forward to it. As a survivor and of Stroke and the great things (including LoA that have come from it) I want that charity to be the 222 Foundation. However, I cannot receive the money myself as it will devastate my disability standings. Is there a way for people to give to the 222 foundation either by a pool of sorts or individually. I will work it out from there.

  121. Well I was traveling so I am late to this party, but I read all the entries and added 13 more pages to my already nice-sized list!

    Here are three of my favs from the superstars of the Posi-Music genre (I have written several articles about this genre, they have a great Posi-awards ceremony annually, and in Nov, they offer a free download of positive music every day for the month! You can check them out next Nov and download 30 songs for free, my recent article with links is here: https://www.opednews.com/articles/Free-Downloads-for-Positiv-by-Meryl-Ann-Butler-Music_Music-Singing-Song_Music-Therapy_Music-Video-171106-248.html

    Something Wonderful
    by Harold Payne (he has been doing positive music for so long that he actually owns the website, http://www.positivemusic.com,. So proud to call him my friend, he is a multi-platinum-award winning songwriter, and one of the most positive and amazing people I know, gifted and creative to the core. Check out all his offerings, his songs with his group “Gravity 180” are amazing, too, whoa Clydene Jackson has a VOICE (which has been heard on lots of music in films, etc.) http://www.gravity180.net/. Try “Vamos a La Playa” and “My Love.” https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/gravity1802

    Stand Together
    Faith Rivera and Harold Payne (I dare you to sit still, LOL) Faith is also one of the superstars of Posi-Music genre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tnj7usFiwlg Lots more by Faith here: http://www.faithrivera.com/

    Sittin’ on a Goldmine
    by Daniel Nahmod – another favorite posi music artist, more here: http://www.danielnahmod.com

    Some of my old favorites that I didn’t notice listed here are below, I know I’m gonna totally date myself with this list, LOL…Oldies but Goodies!

    Rock n Roll Is Here to Stay – ShaNaNa
    They’re Playing Our Song (Robert Klein, Lucie Arnaz, from the hit musical of the same name)
    A Brand New Day (Everybody Rejoice) from The Wiz
    La Bamba – Ritchie Valens
    Beach Boys: Kokomo
    Philadelphia Freedom – Elton John
    Put a Little Love in your Heart – Jackie de Shannon
    I’m So Excited – Pointer Sisters
    Jump (for my Love) – Pointer Sisters
    King of New York – from Newsies
    I’d like to Teach the World to Sing (in Perfect Harmony) – (originally released in 1971 as a Coca Cola TV commercial, but released later without the references to Coke) – Hilltop Singers

  122. Every Day with you Boy Is sweeter than the day Before. (sung to my beloved dog at the end of his life). Also – I love you more today than yesterday. And- Nothing in this world that will ever change my love _ Petula Clark

  123. My favorite celebration and motivation song is Rise Up by Andra Day
    Check it out on YouTube. For some reason I can’t insert the link.

    And thank you Pam for continuing to be such an inspiration. Sending love and appreciation your way.


  124. Trying this again as it looks like my last reply failed. My celebration and motivational song is Rise Up by Andra Day. This song and Andra’s voice reach into my soul.
    Thank you Pam for all you do – you have been such an inspiration to me and so many others. I love your posts, books, seminars, etc. But mostly I love your honesty, transparency and spirit. I hope you know how loved you are.

  125. Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah) by Andy Grammer

    My favorite right now. It stuck with me when I first heard a snip-it of the song in a cruise commercial. It opens with…..”I think I finally found my Hallelujah.” I thought it was just a catchy commercial jingle. I then went to an exercise class where they blasted the entire song and the instructed sang it’s good to be alive while we warmed up. I call that class my hallelujah class now. I love it. Gets me pumped everytime.

  126. 1. Theme from A Summer Place, Percy Faith (instrumental only)
    2. Sing, Pentatonix
    3. Freedom, Allen Stone
    4. I Only Have Eyes For You, The Flamingos
    5. Every Heartbeat, Amy Grant
    6. Let The Good Times Roll, The Cars
    7. The Groove Line, Heatwave
    8. Magic, Olivia Newton John
    9. On Broadway, George Benson
    10. Overload, Life of Dillon

  127. Electricity by Silk City, Dua Lipa (featuring Diplo & Mark Ronson)
    Faith by George Michael
    Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson (Featuring bruno Mars)
    Shake It Off by Taylor Swift
    Hit The Road Jack by Ray Charles
    Gimme Some Lovin’ by The Spencer Davis Group
    Best Of My Love by The Emotions
    Waiting All Night by Rudimental (featuring Ella Eyre)
    Lost In Music by Sister Sledge
    Are You Gonna Go My Way by Lenny Kravitz
    Ain’t No mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
    Fiesta by The Pogues
    You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC
    Lust For Life by Iggy Pop
    Good Thing by Fine Young Cannibals
    Sex on Fire by Kings Of Leon
    Last Nite by The Strokes
    Rosalie by Bob Seger performed by Thin Lizzy
    I Cant Get No Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones
    Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    Dancing in The Dark by Bruce Springsteen

  128. Who wouldn’t wanna be me ~Keith Urban. But really anything by him. His music has helped me through many different times

  129. Shining Star by Earth, Wind, and Fire
    Freedom by George Michael
    Everybody Got Their Something by Nikka Costa
    Much love to you Pam.

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