“Intangible, Incredible, inventive, unforgettable,
Exceptional, desirable, successful, undeniable
Adaptable, agreeable, emotional, amenable,
Invaluable, respectable, powerful, indispensable.”
These are the words that open the song by rocker, Cathy Richardson called “What I am.” Just listening to this song is empowering for young and old, boys and girls, basically, anyone on this planet!
For me, this song says that I accept myself for who I am and nothing is going to pull me down into that negative place of self-doubt. So often, we let a challenging situation, a random comment, or a pessimistic acquaintance influence our mood.
As Cathy says, “I am beautiful. I am magical. I am fantastical. I am what I am.” She says so much more in her song. However, I don’t want to it ruin for you.
Listening to this song takes me back to my junior high years when I had my bedroom walls painted orange and yellow, such happy colors. On my bulletin board was my smiley face button collection. It sounds so corny, but I started each day glancing at the multitude of colorful smiley faces head-on or in my peripherals. I was a really happy kid, always laughing.
I grew up to be a really happy adult. I love to laugh. Who doesn’t? Maybe, being surrounded by bright colors and happy faces had a lasting effect?
Thank you, Cathy Richardson, for reminding us all that we are who we are, and we are fantastical!