Dig A Little Deeper

One of my favourite Disney movies is Princess and the Frog, I love this movie, because it centres around Tiana who has worked really hard to have her own restaurant. She shared a passion for cooking because her Dad loved cooking.

It’s Music Mondays, so I like to start the week off with posting a positive song, to help us stay positive and happy.

In this song, Dig a Little Deeper, it talks about how you just got to dig a little deeper to find out who you are, so you can move forward with your dreams and goals. It’s important to find out who you are.

“You got to dig a little deeper
Find out who you are
You got to dig a little deeper
It really ain’t that far”

Up! – Shania Twain

I love representing my Canadian girls! One of my favourite singers is Shania Twain. I remember my parents bought me a Shania Twain CD for Christmas. I was so happy! I love listening to her music. I remember begging my parents to play that CD in their car. So I thought it would be perfect to include her for Music Mondays.

The song that I picked for Shania Twain is Up!, it is about learning to remain positive after something bad has happened to you. Shania is telling us that things can only go up from here.

“When everything is goin’ wrong
Don’t worry, it won’t last for long
Yeah, it’s all gonna come around
Don’t go let it get you down
You gotta keep on holding on”

-Shania Twain, Up!

Fly – Hilary Duff

Every Monday, I love starting off the week off of a positive note, so I pick a fun, inspiring and motivational song to put us in the best mood ever! I hope this song inspires you to do anything you wish to do.

This week, the song I picked is Hillary Duff’s Fly. It used to be one of my favourite songs, growing up. I love it because it inspires you to showcase your soul to other people no matter what. You may never know who might fall in love with your smile, if you’re always frowning. Regardless you shouldn’t hide who you are, embrace who you are.

You can’t fly if you are still holding onto yesterday’s worries.

“And when you’re down and feel alone
Just wanna run away
Trust yourself and don’t give up
You know you better than anyone else

In a moment, everything can change
Feel the wind on your shoulders
For a minute, all the world can wait
Let go of yesterdays”

-Hilary Duff, Fly

New Day – Alicia Keys

In honour of Alicia Key’s birthday, which was on Monday, perfect for Music Mondays. I decided it would be perfect to celebrate her. I have always loved her, and still do.

The song I picked is New Day, because to me, she is talking about how a new day brings us new opportunities. We should learn to let go of our yesterdays, and embrace new beginnings. Anything is possible.

“There’s a feeling that I got that I can’t give up
Feeling in my heart that I can’t get over
I know that it’s coming, let the sun come up
Tell me do you feel the same? Everybody say”

-Alicia Keys, New Day

If I Wasn’t So Small

Today is Winnie the Pooh Day, since A.A. Milne was born on January 18th, 1882. He is mostly known for his creation of Winnie the Pooh. I love watching Winnie the Pooh, it is a really great story. So I thought I can write about him and his friends today and acknowledge Milne for my Music Mondays.

What I love about this song is that it doesn’t matter if you were born small, what matters is what is in your heart. We shouldn’t measure people by how tall they are, but instead we should measure how big their hearts are.

“It’s not as if I want to rule the world
Or even the forest
Or even one tree
I suppose I could be happy
If I could be helpful
With just a little bit of noticing me”

-Carly Simon, If I Wasn’t So Small

Try Everything – Shakira

Every Monday, I post about a positive and motivational song, so we can start off our week with the right foot.

This week, I selected Try Everything by Shakira. She has a small role in the Disney movie’s Zootopia, or Zootropolis for my viewers in the UK and Ireland. It’s a play on words, of combining Utopia and a zoo. Utopia is where the world is perfect. And for Zootropolis it is for the Metropolis, and how Zootropolis is the capital of the Metropolis. I loved that movie so much. In the movie Shakira plays Giselle, who is this famous pop star, and an amazing dancer. She intentionally or unintentionally wore the same outfit during her Super Bowl 54 concert performance.

For those who haven’t seen the movie, it is about this rabbit named Judy Hopps, and her dream to become a police officer. Although at first her parents are against her becoming a police officer, because it is too dangerous, especially for a rabbit, their family often stay and work on a carrot farm. But despite what her parents tell her, she decides to pursue a career in the police force. It may have been a bit more challenging than she thought, but no matter what, she decides to not give up.

I think we can all learn a lesson or two, from Judy Hopps. She is encouraging us to go after our dreams no one matter how scary they may be, and no matter what. And she makes it known, that she is the one who makes the decisions for herself, she doesn’t feel the need to appease others. I think these are always great traits to have. It’s good to go after your dreams.

Photo Credit: Zootopia Wiki
Photo Credit: Instragram

Shakira at the Super Bowl 54 in Miami last year.

“Sometimes we come last, but we did our best
I won’t give up
No, I won’t give in till I reach the end
And then I’ll start again
No, I won’t leave
I want to try everything
I want to try even though I could fail”

-Shakira, Try Everything

Road Less Travelled – Lauren Alaina

I love this song so much! I figured it is the perfect song for 2021. It’s all about trusting yourself, and the universe by doing something you wouldn’t normally do. I sort of did this year. I quit my job because I didn’t feel comfortable with the whole coronavirus pandemic, so I decided to focus on my blog, and pursue thinking of a cool idea for my novels. In hope that one day I become a bestselling author, blogger. For the most part I feel proud of myself. And I feel very fortunate enough that my boyfriend is still working for us.

I hope that this is the year we trust ourselves and the universe even more. I know that it is scary, but I think things will get better. We just have to keep the faith that they will improve.

“If you trust your rebel heart, ride it into battle
Don’t be afraid, take the road less traveled
Wear out your boots and kick up the gravel
Don’t be afraid, take the road less traveled on”

-Lauren Alaina

Feel This Moment – Christina Aguilera and Pitbull

It’s another edition of Music Mondays, on a Tuesday.

I picked Feel This Moment, by Christina Aguilera and Pitbull, because to me, this song is about being present in the moment, and actually being aware of how far you have came.

I really like listening to this song. It makes me want to dance. For those of you who know me, I love to dance.

“Like a stopwatch, let’s stop time and enjoy this moment, dalé
One day when the light is glowin’
I’ll be in my castle golden
But until the gates are open
I just wanna feel this moment”

-Christina Aguilera and Pitbull, Feel This Moment

Almost There

Here is today’s edition of Music Mondays. One of my favourite Disney movies is Princess and the Frog. It’s about this girl Tiana, and how she inspires to have her own restaurants, called Tiana’s Palace. She knows how hard it is going to be to make it work, but she is going to continue to work hard until her dream comes true.

It inspires me because no matter how big or small my goals are, I can accomplish anything.

“So I work real hard each and every day
Now things for sure are going my way
Just doing what I do
Look out boys, I’m coming through”

-Tiana, Almost There

Long Shot – Katy Perry, and Kelly Clarkson

Just a heads up Katy Perry and Kelly Clarkson both recorded this song. It was written by Katy Perry. I really like both versions, so I featured both of them in this post.

To me, this song is about chasing after your dreams no matter how small the chances you have of exceeding it. You still chase after your dream no matter what.

It’s like in football, when the quarterback has to throw the go ahead, or tying touchdown for the game across the field. Yes, it might not be very likely, but there is still a chance of it happening.

We shouldn’t give up our dreams, or no longer pursue them, because there are challenging. We should chase our dreams, because that it what we are meant to do with our lives. If we don’t go after our goals we will more than likely regret not going after it.

“It’s a long shot, but I say why not
If I say forget it, I know that I’ll regret it
It’s a long shot just to beat the odds
The chance is we won’t make it
But I know if I don’t take it, there’s no chance
‘Cause you’re the best I’ve got
So take a long shot”

-Katy Perry, Long Shot

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