Ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive

Gather 'round me, everybody

Gather 'round me while I preach some

Feel a sermon comin' on me

The topic will be sin

And that's what I'm agin

If you want to hear my story

Then settle back and just sit tight

While I start reviewing

The attitude of doing right…

I plug in my iPhone to my Mini Cooper.

And these words come out of the speakers

Every time.

And I always let them play.

Tis the first song of my iTunes.

Miss Ella, reminding me every time I drive to:

Ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive

E-lim-i-nate the negative

Latch on to the affirmative

Don't mess with mister in-between

I like spreading joy up to the maximum.

And we all need to latch on to the affirmative.

Have faith, or pandemonium

At any time walking on the scene.

I like an amazing woman, the first lady of song

who toured 40-45 weeks a year in the US and Internationally

that shattered glass with one of her notes

who together with Marilyn Monroe took on a nightclub

that wouldn't let her sing because of her color

to be in my ears many times when I need it

Running around

Running errands

Racing to the airport

And on the occasional solo drive screeching my Mini around the sweet hot corners of wine country

Telling me to remember to be positive

To be a light

To spread joy.

When everything sometimes looks so dark.

So give Miss Ella a listen, I do all the time.

She knows where it's at.


Written by Head Maven & CEO, Heather Newman

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Ella Fitzgerald - Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive