Whistle While You Work

©Jeanne E Webster


Do you whistle while you work or wrestle while you work?  Sometimes I do both.  When the body holds up and doesn’t complain too much, I whistle.  When I am all crooked and lame from aging bones, I wrestle. 

Remember the tune:

Whistle while you work (whistle)
Put on that grin and start right in
to whistle loud and long
Just hum a merry tune (hum)
Just do your best and take a rest
and sing yourself a song

When there’s too much to do
Don’t let it bother you, forget your troubles,
Try to be just like a cheerful chick-a-dee

And whistle while you work (whistle)
Come on get smart, tune up and start
to whistle while you work

~Larry Morey


Some days we wake up with a merry jingle in our hearts.  The sun is shining, the baby is quiet, the spouse is non-combative and the dog didn’t barf during the night.  All is well with the world.  We’re whistling! 

Those days may be far and few between, so get a grip and face reality.  Remember that term, self-discipline?  Use it.  Practice it.  Wear around your neck.  Cling to it like a life-preserver.  Your world will go a lot smoother if you do.  In addition, you’ll be a kinder, gentler, loving, nicer person for those around you.  Just think… each day you get to make someone’s day brighter or darker–that’s power.  You have the power to add to or take away from someone else’s day.  Why choose glum?  Why choose negative?  Why choose grumpy?  It so much easier being nice.  It takes fewer muscles to smile than to frown.  Make it easier on yourself.  Look at each day as an adventure.  You don’t want an adventure?  Sorry.  You woke up, didn’t you?  The alternative is not so good. 

Have a nice day!


2 comments on “Whistle While You Work

  1. Thanks. I needed this today.

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