Broken & Beautiful by Kelly Clarkson

Every week, as part of Music Mondays, I post a positive song to kick start the week! This week is Broken & Beautiful by Kelly Clarkson. I grew up loving Kelly Clarkson. I first saw Kelly Clarkson on American Idol, and I admired all of her songs since then.

She just recently went through a divorce. This is her anthem saying that our hardships can break us down, but that’s okay, because we are broken, but we are still beautiful, and that is what counts. Being broken doesn’t mean anything bad, it talks about how we can overcome these hardships, and come back even stronger.

“I don’t need you to lower the bar for me
I know I’m Superwoman, I know I’m strong
I know I’ve got this ’cause I’ve had it all along
I’m phenomenal and I’m enough
I don’t need you to tell me who to be”

-Kelly Clarkson

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!

Your Message

I like to start the week off by sharing a positive quote to help us be more positive with ourselves, and whatever comes our way throughout the week.

I hope this quote helps others. I would like people to believe in themselves more. I dislike when I hear people who keep on saying they can’t do things, or they are scared to do something they know is the right thing to do.

We need to embrace ourselves, and trust our journey. Anything is possible. Just learn to not be so hard on yourself. Just go after your future.

Good Life – G-Eazy ft. Kehlani

Hey, it’s another edition of Music Mondays. What I love about this song is that it talks about how that even though you may not have everything you have always wanted, it doesn’t mean that you don’t have a good life. It’s all about rising up above it, and going after the things you want in life. It encourages us to leave the bad things in our past, and not let the bad times bring us down. Instead we should focus on the good things in our life.

“We put the good in the good in the good life (The good life)
We put the good in the good in the good life (I said the good life)
We put the bad in the past, now we alright (We alright)”

-G-Eazy ft. Kehlani, Good Life

*Trigger Warning* Mentions drinking alcohol in the song

Keep Your Head Up – Andy Grammer

I love this song because it is such a reminder that no matter how many hardships we go through, a rainbow will always greet us after the storm. All we got to do, is keep our head up.

This is such a positive song, so it’s the perfect way to start the week off, and to help you succumb to any battle you may be going through.

“I know it’s hard, know it’s hard,
To remember sometimes,
But you gotta keep your head up, oh,
And you can let your hair down, eh.

Only rainbows after rain
The sun will always come again.
And it’s a circle, circling,
Around again, it comes around again.”

-Andy Grammer, Keep Your Head Up

Good Life – One Republic

Hey, it’s another Music Monday.

Even on my worst days, I love this song because it reminds me to always make the best out of every situation. It reminds me that I can have a good life, if I allow myself to remain positive about things.

“Oh, this has gotta be the good life
This has gotta be the good life
This could really be a good life, good life
Say oh, got this feeling that you can’t fight
Like this city is on fire tonight
This could really be a good life
A good, good life”

-One Republic, Good Life