During tough times, my parents sing a song. It's sweet -- two real voices, not quite in tune, but full of energy.
Whenever I complained, they’d break into song:
You’ve got to accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
Latch on to the affirmative
And don’t mess with Mr. In-Between!
Listening, I often thought it’s old fashioned mumbo jumbo. It’s parent talk.
Finally, I listened to Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters sing the whole song. The lyrics surprised me: