Here is a song that was somewhat popular during the 80s but not for the contemplative lyrics.
BabyLife's what you make it - can't escape it. BabyYesterday's favourite - don't you hate it?Ev'rything's alright - live's what you make it -Ev'rything's alright. BabyLife's what you make it - don't backdate it. BabyDon't try to shake it - beauty is naked. Ev'rything's alright - live's what you make it -Ev'rything's alright - what you make it. BabyLife's what you make it - celebrate it Anticipate it - yesterday's faded. Nothing can change it - life's what you make it. Ev'rything's alright - life's what you make it. Ev'rything's alright - life's what you make it. Ev'rything's alright - ev'rything's alright.
There are two ways to look at this song...
and two ways to address this song.
1st. The Zig Ziglar Mentality
This song could be talking about how you can make your life to be anything that you hope and dream about. So, if your life is doing so well then you must be to blame. However, you can't expect to have a great life by just existing and not putting your hard work and positive thoughts into it.
The Biblical Response to this: Matthew 6:30-34 "But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! Do not worry then, saying, 'what will we eat?' or 'what will we drink?' or 'what will we wear for clothing?' For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you."
Jesus is more concerned about seeking God's Kingdom and Righteousness that God requires than to waste your thinking on being positive. If your mind is on Christ, then what is required for this life will be present for you.
2nd. Don't worry be happy
This song could be talking about taking what life gives you and making the best of it. When the good and bad times come, your attitude will determine how you view your life. In light of the two options, I think this is probably the intended meaning of this song.
The biblical response to this: I would refer to the same passage in Matthew 6:25-34 (30-34 is quoted above)
The only reason that someone can not worry and be happy is to have a secure understanding of 'Who is in control?' and 'Where am I to be for an eternity?' Uncertainty won't ever be overcome by just a good attitude. When fear seeks to strike in someone's heart, the reality of God almighty coming into this world to provide forgiveness of sins and to justify an ungodly person by dying on the cross and being resurrected is the only source of hope.