In hindsight, that should have been my motto over the weekend, but it wasn’t. As I mentally prepared myself to attend the annual Narrowsburg Honey Bee Fest last Saturday, the weather report was …
In hindsight, that should have been my motto over the weekend, but it wasn’t. As I mentally prepared myself to attend the annual Narrowsburg Honey Bee Fest last Saturday, the weather report was dismal and my attitude even worse.
“I don’t wanna get wet,” I whined to anyone who would listen, “and my camera equipment is worth a small fortune! Wah, wah, wah!”
Additionally, I had That Dog Named Gidget to fret about, because a wet dog is a smelly dog.
All told, I was a piece of work, and making everyone around me miserable. “That’s me,” I moaned to River Reporter living legend Eileen Hennessy, when I called her to complain. “Just a freakin’ ray of sunshine on a cloudy day.”
“Yep,” Eileen said in response. “No argument here. Don’t worry,” she chirped with her usual (somewhat annoying) sunny disposition, “be happy.”
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Ask the Google: Q—Where did the expression “Don’t worry, be happy” originate?
A—Indian mystic Meher Baba (1894–1969) often used the expression “Don’t worry, be happy” when cabling his followers in the West, and the expression was printed on inspirational cards and posters during the 1960s.
And this: “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” a 1988 song by Bobby McFerrin, was released as the first single from his fourth album, “Simple Pleasures.” It was the first a cappella song to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, a position it held for two weeks.
Fun Fact: Definition of “to gird your loins”: If you gird your loins, you prepare to do something difficult or dangerous. It’s an expression you’ll find in the King James Bible (1 Peter 1:13). It basically means you need to prepare for action by pulling up your robe and tying it around your waist so you can both move more easily and ride your horse comfortably.
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