Slow Down – Great Advice for the Holiday Season

Back, just in time for the holidays!

I’ve been AWOL for a bit, and along the line, some of my posts disappeared into the ether – but I’m BACK! In coming days, I’ll post about what’s been going on in my life, but for now, let’s just have a laid back, happy holiday moment. Remember #UpbeatAuthors? The group of authors I joined a few months ago? I love the idea of providing uplifting content on the internet; I hope you like stopping by for a bit of cheer once in a while. Read on for today’s topic:


Today’s theme is “a song that makes you feel happy.” Well, you can’t go wrong with the first line of Simon and Garfunkel’s The 59th Street Bridge Song: “Slow down, you move too fast,” especially at this time of year, the kickoff of holiday shopping season! I avoid Black Friday like the plague, but I know it energizes a lot of you. Even so, taking a moment to smell the roses and catch a few snowflakes on your tongue isn’t a bad idea. (I know; smelling roses and catching snowflakes on one’s tongue are pretty much mutually exclusive, but hey – it makes for an interesting visual!)

Slow down, you move too fast; you’ve got to make the mornin’ last…

Or make the season last. I love Christmas; I love the liturgical season of  Advent leading up to it, and all the music; I love family and baking and lights and trees. And for some reason, besides the fact that Simon and Garfunkel are among my favorite musicians, the lyrics and lilt of The 59th Street Bridge Song popped into my head today. The song makes me happy; I might distrust anyone who doesn’t smile when they hear it! Wanna hear it? Here’s a link:

Enjoy! Happy holidays, and don’t get so caught up in it that you miss “feeling groo-oovy”!

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