Everybody Says Don’t


Well, I


That right there is substantial enough for an entire post on its own:-)


But I’ll go on at least a little bit….

This song be Stephen Sondheim is one of my favorites.  It is an ultimate motivating song.   Life is full of ‘scary’ things, ‘the unknown’ might as well be the synonym to ‘the future’…with one addition….’the unknown, that is full of hopeful possibilities’.  I like that. 

And to achieve those new experiences and goals, we need to do.  do.  Do whatever it is that makes you happy.

I recommend reading the lyrics while listening to really let it sink in…

Everybody says don’t,
Everybody says don’t,
Everybody says don’t-
It isn’t right,
Don’t-it isn’t nice!
Everybody says don’t,
Everybody says don’t,
Everybody says don’t walk on the grass,
Don’t disturb the peace,
Don’t skate on the ice.
Well, I
I say,
Walk on the grass, it was meant to feel!
Tilt at the windmill,
And if you fail, you fail.
Everybody says don’t,
Everybody says don’t,
Everybody says don’t get out of line.
When they say that, then
Lady that’s a sign:
Nine times out of ten,
Lady, you are doing just fine!

Make just a ripple.
Come on be brave.
This time a ripple,
Next time a wave
Sometimes you have to start small,
Climbing the tiniest wall,
Maybe you’re going to fall-
But it is better than not starting at all!
Everybody says no,
Everybody says stop.
Everybody says mustn’t rock the boat,
Mustn’t touch a thing!
Everybody says don’t,
Everybody says wait,
Everybody says can’t fight city hall,
Can’t upset the cart,
Can’t laugh at the king!
Well, I
Laugh at the kings or they’ll make you cry.
Fall if you have to,
But lady, make a noise!
Everybody says don’t,
Everybody says can’t,
Everybody says wait around for miracles,
That’s the way the world is made!
I insist on
Miracles, if you do them,
Miracles – nothing to them!
I say don’t,
Don’t be afraid!


Don’t be afraid.


Now I’m off to find my best friend en route from Port Authority to spend a fabulous afternoon with her!  I’ll let you know what ‘don’ts’ we ‘do’ 😉

Sending lots of encouragement on the way to all of your goals,


About positivelykate

I love life. Really, really love life. This is a quote (one of multiple) by which I strive toward: "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." --Henry David Thoreau
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