As a professional speaker, I treat my vocal chords as athletes and musicians treat their key assets. So one of my procedures is to sing in order to enhance my vocal variations and tone of my voice. I do this by singing a few mornings each week.
One of the songs I often sing with is a recording of Frank Sinatra’s “On the Sunny Side of the Street.“ I especially enjoy the lyrics since they bring to mind my “positivity” principle to practice.
Here are the lyrics:
Grab your coat and snatch your hat, leave your worries on the doorstep.
Just direct your feet to the sunny side of the street.
Can’t you hear that pitter pat and that happy tune is your step.
Life can be so sweet on the sunny side of the street.
I used to walk in the shade with the blues on parade.
No longer afraid, the rover crossed over.
If I never had a cent, I’ll be rich as Rockefeller.
The gold dust at my feet on the sunny side of the street.
I used to walk in the shade with those blues on parade.
But I’m not afraid ’cause the rover, he got over.
If I never had a cent I’d be rich as Rockefeller.
All those chicks ’round my feet,
On the sunny, sunny side of the street.