I love to sing.
It always gets a response.
Once when a handicapped child in my class was having a fit ,I softly sang Amazing Grace to myself so I wouldn't become tense.
Later on, calm restored, I was doing some paperwork and humming. The child came up to me & said,in an aggreived tone,"I'm bein goood now, you aint gotta sing no more!"
To share with my kids my love of life and give them a happy memory, I always awakened them with a rousing chorus of "Good Morning Starshine"
Somehow it has metamorphosised into, "Get up or I'm gonna start singing!"