Eight Songs to Make it All Better.

Via on Mar 7, 2012

You know that split second where you realize—finally—that everything is going to be okay?

Sometimes it starts gradually. It’s weeks, or even months, of steadily making peace with yourself, taking deeper breaths. And then you have that first warm day in March (which from the looks of it will be tomorrow). Or you walk into the house and the light looks different and you realize you feel better than you have in a long time. Or you hear a song that fills you up and you know that even if things are still a little upside down—everything is going to be alright.

It’s going to be okay—press play:

 

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Willie + Muppets = perfect.

 

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“No one’s asking much of you. Just sing little darlin’ sing with me.”

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Mainly because Wes Anderson is a genius and deep down we all want to be in the Tenenbaum family (and you can’t go wrong with The Ramones).

 

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“They’ll name a city after us…”

 

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If this could just play every time I walk in the room, I’d be all set.

 

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No troubles at all.

 

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I could be a honey bee. That’d be okay with me.

 

But if none of that helps: try a little tenderness:

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Yougottogottogotto—try-a-little-tenderness!

 

About Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is the strongest girl in the world. She is the love child of a pirate and a roller derby queen. She hails from the second star to the right. Her love of words is boundless, but she knows that many of life’s best moments are completely untranslatable. When she is not writing, you may find her practicing yoga, devouring a book, playing with her children, planting dandelions, or dancing barefoot with her heart on her sleeve. She is madly in love with life and does not know how this story ends; she’s making it up as she goes. Kate is the owner and editor-in-chief of Be You Media Group. She also writes for The Huffington Post, elephant journal, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, Yoganonymous, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. She facilitates writing workshops and retreats throughout North America. Heart Medicine, Kate's book on writing, is now available on Amazon.com You can follow Kate on Facebook and Twitter

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17 Responses to “Eight Songs to Make it All Better.”

  1. Valerie Carruthers ValCarruthers says:

    You rocked it, Kate! Grey ole day here in Florida but this got the sun out in my smilin' face and tappin' toes.

    Just posted to "Featured Today" on the Elephant Spirituality Homepage.

    Valerie Carruthers
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  2. ara.t.howard says:

    more like this pls.

  3. echo says:

    Really, really, really, truly GREAT way to start this day! Thank you, Kate :)

  4. Jerry says:

    I echo, echo's statement, Kate.

  5. Candy says:

    Love the Royal Tenenbaums. So totally quirky. One of my all time favorites. Thanks for the great songs.

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  7. Debbie E. says:

    Thanks Kate – I just love these compilations! You Rock! :)

  8. Betty says:

    Kate…LOVED the songs, your profile and think that maybe you might consider taking accordion lessons…just thinking.
    Otis rocks tenderness… thank you!!!!!

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  11. Kim says:

    That M. Ward song just changed my day around… thanks!

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