At the shops today I heard this wonderful lyric – expressing what I believe about happiness – over the speakers:
I choose to be happy
So I am, so I am
Turns out it’s Belinda Emmett, who last year lost an eight-year battle with cancer – first breast cancer and finally bone cancer. She’d been working on the album for several years and it was released posthumously in April 2007.
She sure had an excuse to choose to be miserable, making these lyrics all the more encouraging.