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Be like the teakettle and sing.

by JasperBloodstone on June 26, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


Optimism is the cheerful frame of mind
that enables a teakettle to sing,
though in hot water up to its nose.

Be like the teakettle and sing.

Remember the teakettle.
It is always up to its nose
in hot water, yet it still sings!

Be like the teakettle and sing.


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