making happy happen . the perfect song

November 30, 2011 separator Uncategorized

via AskJackBlog, edited by me

If you’ve ever had an epically crappy day, then you know that it can sometimes be hard to find something to smile about. If you’ve never had a truly awful day, then I don’t believe you. I’ve been thinking recently that I wish I were the sort of person to always find a silver lining in everything – never lacking a reason to crack a smile.

I’ve decided I’m on a mission to become that person. Mainly, I want to look even crazier than usual by smiling and laughing when I’m by myself. Don’t stare – it’s rude. ;D Really though, I got to thinking that it’s not that hard to create a moment of good in an otherwise shady day.  

making happy happen #1 . the perfect song

You’ve had a long day at work/class/whatevs, and you get into your car to drive home in traffic. LAME! 

Here’s how you de-lame it: When you pull into the parking lot in the morning, click through your favorite CD until you find the best song on the disc. You need a song that’s gonna make you smile. Once you find that song, turn the car off. Go to work. Forget about it.

Get in the car, turn the key, and BAM – BEST SONG EVER just happens to be playing!!! It’s way better than tuning into an auto parts commercial. Try it. It’s like leaving $5 in your coat pocket to find next winter. Only more instant gratification. 


  1. hahahaha You’re hilarious!!! My go-to song? Probably Wilco’s Yankee, Hotel, Foxtrot. Lurrrrve it!


    – Lindsay

  2. Sometimes listening to really sad or crappy songs also helps because you realize you aren’t alone in having a crappy day. However, that strategy can easily turn into a self-pity fest with lots of crying and chocolate…not that I am speaking from experience or anything (*cough*)

    So what is your go to feel good song?

  3. LOL this is so cute. But true! A good soundtrack can completely change the day. Nice reminder.

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