When I was a kid I was bullied. I had very few friends and I was quite lonely.
My mother told me "One day you'll be grateful for this experience".
This is what inspired the song "Hallelujah Baby".
Here's a peak at a live performance from a sold out show at the Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon.
The chorus lyrics are:
Praise for the good times,
Praise for the bad times
Praise for the love I find
Praise for the sunshine,
Praise for the grey skies
Praise for the joy I find
Being bullied as a child shaped me into a person who turns to art for comfort and who enjoys being by herself.
The end of a disastrous relationship made me a better parter.
Grief, loss and suffering has allowed me to connect and share with someone who is grieving and suffering now.
Mom was right...she always is.