Tarry and doddle

3104287637_00b6b12e3cToday’s ear worm, spurred by a work conversation, is a Girl Scout camp song that is sung as the evening’s camp fire comes to a close. Perhaps you too sang the Linger song like I did during my Girl Scout camping years spent at Camp Whip-Poor-Will in western Ohio: 

Hmmm, I want to linger.

Hmmm, A little longer.

Hmmm, A little longer,

Here with you.

Hmmm, It’s such a perfect night.

Hmmm, It doesn’t seem quite right.

Hmmm, That this should be,

My last with you.

Hmmm, And come September,

Hmmm, I will remember,

Hmmm, Our Scouting days,

Of friendships true.

Hmmm, And as the years go by,

Hmmm, I’ll think of you and sigh.

Hmmm, This is good night

And not good bye.

With this song incessantly repeating itself in my head (actually, I did sing a few bars during the work conversation…) it really got me thinking about choosing the people with whom you want to linger.

Are you lingering with people who cheer you on? Are you lingering with people who challenge you and push your thinking to even greater heights? Are you lingering with people who make you laugh? Are you lingering with people whom you in turn believe in, cheer on, and push to new heights?

Surround yourself with the people, that perfectly, perfect you wants to linger with a little longer!



photo credit: <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/25622716@N02/3104287637″>2008 09 28 – Poe Paddy State Park 14</a> via <a href=”http://photopin.com”>photopin</a&gt; <a href=”https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/”>(license)</a&gt;

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