The title track of Mary J Blige's second album, this samples heavily from Roy Ayers' 1976 signature track "Everybody Loves the Sunshine." Blige has been a fan of the Roy Ayers song since a very young age. She recalled to NME:
"I was four years old and living in Hastings, New York. I'd never felt anything like it. It made me feel so many emotions for a little kid. I saw so many colours. Years later I sampled it on one of my songs, 'My Life,' because the song was so important to me. It makes me feel good and bad all at the same time."
Blige's older sister, LaTonya Blige-DaCosta, provided additional backing vocals on the song.