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Holding sunlight in your hand: a song about how to see the positive in this world

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What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

With so many negatives in this world, it is time to introduce a bit of sunshine! Here's a little country song about being positive.

holding-sunlight-in-your-hand-a-song-about-how-to-see-the-positive-in-this-world

Verse 1

We can choose to give wilted grass some water,

Or to let it dry

Choose to make the best of time

Or let it go by

When that grass, turns brown and parched

And you can’t understand

Please remember that you hold

The water in your hand.

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Verse 2

If the roots of a tree, they come to rot

And refuse to grow

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You can choose to cut it down

Or to let it go.

Dead branches fall to the ground

And you can’t understand

Please remember that you hold

The sunlight in your hand.

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Chorus 1

You may not know now how to reach

The great old Rio Grande,

You may not know how to quench your thirst

When you walk upon dry land

You may not see the things you hold

And you cannot understand,

But please remember that you hold

The sunlight in your hand.

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Verse 3

If a little child, now he can’t walk

His legs they cannot run,

There are things he still can do

To have plenty of fun,

He can still play with his little toys

He can still pretend,

Though he stumbles, he still holds

The sunlight in his hand.

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Verse 4

If a friend, he just won’t hear

Or give you back that hug

You can choose to dwell in that pout

Or to not give up

He behaves in little ways

That you just can’t stand,

But please remember that you hold

The sunlight in your hand.

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Verse 5

If a man now says harsh things

You cannot comprehend,

He now gives you so much grief

And just won’t understand,

He refuses now to see the point

Bothers you no end

Please remember that you hold

The sunlight in your hand.

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Chorus

You may not know now how to reach

The great old Rio Grande,

You may not know how to quench your thirst

When you walk upon dry land

You may not see the things you hold

And you cannot understand,

But please remember that you hold

The sunlight in your hand.

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Refrain

There are things in this great life

You’ll never understand

But please remember that you hold

The sunlight in your hand.

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holding-sunlight-in-your-hand-a-song-about-how-to-see-the-positive-in-this-world

Other poems by Michelle Liew

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Comments

Michelle Liew (author) from Singapore on June 19, 2013:

Thanks, Daisy!! :)

Daisy Mariposa from Orange County (Southern California) on June 19, 2013:

Michelle,

Beautiful words, images, attitude...everything. Perfect!

Michelle Liew (author) from Singapore on June 18, 2013:

Hi Phyllis! Thanks so much...glad you like my songwriting effort here!

Michelle Liew (author) from Singapore on June 18, 2013:

Thanks for posting the video and your comment! Awesome!

Michelle Liew (author) from Singapore on June 18, 2013:

Hi Cristina! Wow, I'm honored. Glad you love this!

Michelle Liew (author) from Singapore on June 18, 2013:

Hi Pinto! Great to see you today. Yes, words have the power to affect the mind and hence can be a tool of healing or a weapon of destruction. Thanks for sharing!

Michelle Liew (author) from Singapore on June 18, 2013:

Thank you, Sky Slave! Yes, we should focus on the positive and not what we do not have. It makes us happier people!

Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. on June 18, 2013:

Michelle, this is a lovely song with a beautiful message. And the pictures you chose go so well with your words. Very nicely done and presented.

Voted Up and beyond.

Neil Sperling from Port Dover Ontario Canada on June 18, 2013:

Here is Eva Cassidy Version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEBBGSgO16M

Neil Sperling from Port Dover Ontario Canada on June 18, 2013:

:-) ... hold sunlight in your hand.. in your heart and "Love Life and Love Living" ............. sweet!

Love the Louis Armstrong song too.... Have you heard Eva Cassidy sing this song?

Be Happy Now! Thanks

CrisSp from Sky Is The Limit Adventure on June 18, 2013:

I came back because I'll never get tired of reading and singing this piece.

Love from the sky~

Subhas from New Delhi, India on June 18, 2013:

Really calm, composed, and soothing. Words can do wonder and imbibe the positive aspect of a human being more than anything else.

Skyler DeCristoforo from Olympia, WA on June 18, 2013:

Beautiful words with a fantastic message. Positivity is the best way to get to the most out of the day and really take everything for all that its worth.

Michelle Liew (author) from Singapore on May 20, 2013:

That's true. We still have the chance to hold that sunlight even if there's nothing else. Thanks for sharing, Martie.

Martie Coetser from South Africa on May 20, 2013:

Second time I read this beautiful song, Midget, and I still agree. When I am down in the dumps, I focus on the sun and FEEL it on my skin. When we have nothing but nothing to be grateful for, we still have the privilege to hold the sunlight in our hand. Beautiful!

Happy birthday! (20 May'13)

Michelle Liew (author) from Singapore on May 13, 2013:

Thanks, FreeCampingAussie.

freecampingaussie from Southern Spain on May 13, 2013:

Beautiful , Thanks for sharing - Good if more negative people could read this and take it to heart ....

Michelle Liew (author) from Singapore on April 18, 2013:

Thanks, Who.

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