Friday, May 17, 2013

Five Minute Friday - Song


It's time for the "Five Minute Friday" blogging post. The inspiration comes from Lisa Jo Baker


What you do is set your timer for five minutes and write whatever you want according to the prompt Lisa places on her blog every Friday. Then you go back, link your blog and give support to those who posted before you. And, we connect on Twitter with #FiveMinuteFriday.

Ready.
Set.
Go.


Song.

I'm walking on sunshine. That's the song of my life. It was the first song I heard when I got out of the hospital for being hospitalized for Bipolar Disorder. My life wasn't mixed up, depressed and crazy anymore. I was WALKING ON SUNSHINE. When Katrina and the Waves belted out that tune, I knew I'd found not only the song for my life, but the title for my memoir. "Walking on Sunshine". My memoir was going to be about my journey from the edge of darkness to finding my way back to the sunshine in my life. That journey took some weird turns and twists but I always found my way back to sunshine. To the light. That's what is most important in my life. That I stay in the light. That the light guides me and protects me. So, I'll always carry that tune, "walking on sunshine" in my head and whenever I hear it, I know good things are happening in my life. I want to share the best part of the song with you:


I'm walking on sunshine , wooah
I'm walking on sunshine, woooah
I'm walking on sunshine, woooah
and don't it feel good!! 

Hey , alright now
and don't it feel good!!
hey yeh ,oh yeh
and don't it feel good!! 

walking on sunshine
walking on sunshine 

I feel the love,I feel the love, I feel the love that's really real
I feel the love, I feel the love, I feel the love that's really real 

I'm on sunshine baby oh
I'm on sunshine baby oh 

I'm walking on sunshine wooah
I'm walking on sunshine wooah
I'm walking on sunshine wooah 

and don't it feel good!!
I'll say it again now
and don't it feel good!! 

Now don't you feel great? Have a blessed day!

10 comments:

BARBIE said...

I love this song! What a powerful story and a powerful song to have as your life' song. Enjoyed my visit here from the Five Minute Friday!

Mary said...

I love this song! What a great story about it's connection to your life. Thank you for sharing. Here from FMF. Have a lovely weekend! x

Marissa D said...

What a great point you've made - and that such a fun song can always bring back a smile is great. Thank you for sharing this, and reminding me of the joy songs can give.

Marissa
http://forfunreadinglist.blogspot.com

viepourcettetemp said...

i love that you took a song that was prevalent at the time and took it as your theme and wrote a book about it. What a journey you must have been on. May the Lord continue to bless you through songs and through your sharing of writing with others.

Vicki M. Taylor said...

thank you all for your wonderful comments. I plan on writing more to my memoirs and keeping "Walking on Sunshine" foremost in my life.

The Dose of Reality said...

I do feel better!! There is something magical about that song. It's just like sunshine on the radio. I love that it was the first song you heard then. Perfect!! --Lisa

Carli Alice said...

Great pick! You most certainly can't go wrong with Walking on Sunshine. So happy that you were able to get good treatment for your bipolar.

Dana Hemelt said...

What a great song, and a great anthem for your life, Vicki. I'll be humming that tune all day!

Vicki M. Taylor said...

I think it's a special song with a special message

Julia said...

This song really took me back, I've always loved this one! I can see how it has special meaning for you, the words are incredibly uplifting. Music is so important in my life, it's helped me get through many tough days.