Sing; sing a song.

Today, I listened very closely to the lyrics of Sing — the Sesame Street song that was made so popular by the Carpenters. It’s such a sweet, brilliant song — full of amazing wisdom for such simple lyrics.

Sing, sing a song
Sing out loud, sing out strong

Don’t hold back. Let your voice be heard.

Sing of good things not bad
Sing of happy not sad

The world is full of bad things. Focus on the good ones to keep your spirits up.

Sing, sing a song
Make it simple to last your whole life long

Don’t overcomplicate your life with things, people, thoughts, and emotions you don’t need. Seek simplicity in self and in life.

Don’t worry that it’s not good enough
For anyone else to hear

Don’t do things for the sake of external validation. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. It only matters what you think. Also, it’s okay if you’re not great at something. Don’t let your lack of talent hinder you from doing what you want. Do it because you enjoy it.

Just sing, sing a song

I guess this is why the song was a #3 hit on the Billboard charts and remains one of the most performed songs on Sesame Street.

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