Lately my girls have been loving musicals and this makes me so very happy! I really love musicals even though I poked lots of fun at them growing up (I mean people spontaneously bursting into song and dance, how can you not make fun of that?). Even with the joking, I still loved watching them. When I was little I loved watching The King and I (I imagine I loved all the amazing dresses) and we would watch the Sound of Music what seemed to be every Sunday. I love Julie Andrews in Mary Poppins, Gene Kelly in Singing in the Rain, and Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz (but I do have to admit I didn't see the Wizard until I was an adult--gasp!).
So the other day we were listening to the Sound of Music soundtrack in the car and you know what? I actually started to listen to the words. There is a lot of inspirational and motivational words mixed into these sometimes silly musicals.
For instance there's the obvious ones, I Have Confidence In Me:
".....With each step I am more certain,
Everything will turn out fine.
I have confidence,
The world can all be mine!....
All I trust I leave my heart to,
All I trust becomes my own!
I have confidence in confidence alone...."
Or My Favorite Things:
"...When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad..."
Or Climb Every Mountain (I must admit this was not a favorite of mine growing up, but I love the sentiment now).
"...Follow every rainbow, 'til you find your dream!
A dream that will need
all the love you can give,
Every day of your life
for as long as you live...."
And then I started to tune in more to other songs and musicals and I heard:
"I does what I likes and I likes what I do" Bert from Mary Poppins
"In ev'ry job that must be done there is an element of fun." Mary Poppins
I could go on and on, but you get the idea. Inspiration is hiding everywhere. In what unexpected places have you found inspiration hiding?