Would you like to swing on a star Carry moonbeams home in a jar And be better off than you are Or would you rather be a mule? A mule is an animal with long funny ears Kicks up at anything he hears His back is brawny but his brain is weak He's just plain stupid with a stubborn streak And by the way, if you hate to go to school You may grow up to be a mule Or would you like to swing on a star Carry moonbeams home in a jar And be better off than you are Or would you rather be a pig? A pig is an animal with dirt on his face His shoes are a terrible disgrace He has no manners when he eats his food He's fat and lazy and extremely rude But if you don't care a feather or a fig You may grow up to be a pig Or would you like to swing on a star Carry moonbeams home in a jar And be better off than you are Or would you rather be a fish? A fish won't do anything, but swim in a brook He can't write his name or read a book To fool the people is his only thought And though he's slippery, he still gets caught But then if that sort of life is what you wish You may grow up to be a fish A new kind of jumped-up slippery fish And all the monkeys aren't in the zoo Every day you meet quite a few So you see it's all up to you You can be better than you are You could be swingin' on a star . Happiness is in your heart, not in your circumstances Stress is a fact of life. Every one of us encounters it. If your work is stressful, if you're a single parent or a caretaker of an elderly parent or spouse, or if you're grieving for someone you love, your stress level has probably peaked. Since it is impossible to avoid stress, we must deal with it. The key in dealing with stress is learning how to de-stress. It's about opening your valve and releasing the pressure. Music, walking, laughing and curling up with a good book are all great ways to bring calm back into your life-even if it is just for a moment. Don't forget to take care of yourself, it is only when you do that the stresses of your live seem easier to handle. Our strength is seen in the things we stand for, Our weekness is seen in the things we fall for. Every positive thing in your life represents a single unique blessing. Every negative thing in your life has the opportunity to become a double blessing. For when you turn a negative into a positive, you gain twice. You are no longer burdened with the negative situation, and in addition to that you are strengthened by a new positive force. Heal a strained relationship and not only do you lose an enemy, you also gain a friend. Turn a weakness into a strength, and not only are you no longer held back by the weakness, you are pushed forward by the strength. Every negative situation carries its own energy. When you turn that energy around, the effort involved brings a double reward. The weaknesses, liabilities, nuisances and troubles are no cause for despair. They are assets, conveniences, joys and riches waiting to be manifested through your efforts. Don't seek to merely get rid of the negative things in your life. Instead, transform their energy into something of real positive value. Ralph Marston I never said it would be easy, I said it would be worth it.