With summer in full swing, feel good about life

This morning two songs hit my head during my morning workout, and I thought I would share them with you. The first tune was by the Kinks and the title is ‘Sunny Afternoon’. With our summer fully in swing, it made me smile and think about sharing some of the lyrics. 

“And I love to live so pleasantly, Live this life of luxury, Lazing on a sunny afternoon, In the summertime”.  by The Kinks- 1966.

I am thinking: Really? 1966? Dang!




A friend recently posted an affirmation on Facebook (I really love that kind of thing on that platform). It revolved around perceptions. 

I highly encourage any and all who are on FB to do the same thing, because positive affirmations, more than just sharing positive pictures, hold depth and value. Helping others feel good and think about a good thought works like magic. “Live this life of luxury, lazing on a summer afternoon,” as the Kinks song said, can be as simple as taking a walk with your thoughts and or partner, bike riding (low impact, Sandy and my favorite), swimming or maybe just reading a book.

A second tune hit my head this morning as well and it is by far one of my absolute faves!  ‘Mr. Blue Sky’ by ELO was written in 1977 and is a ‘must add’ to anyone’s playlist. I have sent this out to students and friends as a link to get them fired up, it is that good.

With lyrics like this you cannot go wrong: 

“Sun is shinin’ in the sky, There ain’t a cloud in sight, It’s stopped rainin’ everybody’s in the play, And don’t you know, It’s a beautiful new day, hey hey”. Mr. Blue Sky, by The Electric Light Orchestra 1977

Summer is a great time of year, and this summer needs to become even more special with all that has been occurring. Let us all feel good about life, the journey, the process, and the relationships.

Try these:

  • Morning workouts
  • Great old tunes
  • Create memories
  • Do what you can and then step back


Tom Matt is the host of the “Tom Matt Show,” a radio talk show syndicated in Michigan on the Michigan Talk Network. He can be heard locally Saturday mornings on the ‘Big Talker’ WJIM 1240 AM. For more info please visit www.boomersrock.us

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