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Wonderment
Janice bubbles over with optimism and daily reads quotes to Bud about it. She thought that could work for a song so ole pessimistic Bud said, go for it. 😀 She picked up her old Martin box and quickly wrote and arranged this short little ditty to express our feelings to PG Music and all you forum folks. We hope y’all are having holiday fun and happy upcoming new year! Thanks for listening and comments are more than welcome.

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WONDERMENT
less is more, more or less
there is no way to happiness
don’t you know that happiness is the
way-ay-ay-ay

look over here, look over yonder,
always be on the lookout for wonder,
here’s my gift to you
my optimistic attitude, ooh, ooh, ooh

treasure life’s melody that’s so divine
share your smile, let your inner light shine
open your eyes and hearts and minds
to joy and peace and hope and love

may this holiday season fill your hearts with love
thanks to PG Music, forum members, family & friends
here’s to a happy new year full of music and joy for us all!

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Janice & Bud,

Happy New Year! Love the song and the sentiment. Beautiful all around...

Bob

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Delightful!!!!

"less is more, more or less"
MAN! I wish I had thought of that one!

"here’s my gift to you
my optimistic attitude"
What more could anyone want or need?

Holiday Message Done Right.

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J&B...thank you for your lovely sentiment is this lovely song...there's no better way to express happiness, love, greetings, thanksgiving or whatever than in a song...Happy New Year to you guys...I hope 2024 is full of music for you and all of us in the 'forum family'...may we all possess an 'optimistic attitude' this year!


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Hello Janice and Bud
That's a great idea and a great song
Thanks for the kind wishes.
I also wish you a great and healthy year 2024 and of course
LOTS of fun writing and producing your excellent songs
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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Originally Posted by rsdean
Janice & Bud,

Happy New Year! Love the song and the sentiment. Beautiful all around...

Bob

Thank you Bob!

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UP & ON
A dose of positivity without cliche.
Fab.


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Originally Posted by floyd jane
Delightful!!!!

"less is more, more or less"
MAN! I wish I had thought of that one!

"here’s my gift to you
my optimistic attitude"
What more could anyone want or need?

Holiday Message Done Right.

fj


Thanks … a lot. When Janice mentioned that line my immediate thought was expand it to a hook for a complete tune. Might have to do that. 😀 It’s an unattributed quote. Glad you liked the message and thanks for your encouragement and support over the past year - heck, over the past decade!

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Originally Posted by firesong
J&B...thank you for your lovely sentiment is this lovely song...there's no better way to express happiness, love, greetings, thanksgiving or whatever than in a song...Happy New Year to you guys...I hope 2024 is full of music for you and all of us in the 'forum family'...may we all possess an 'optimistic attitude' this year!

Thank you very much and best wishes for 2024. Could not agree more with expressing so many things via music. And we gain so much from listening to music throughout each day.

J&B

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Thank you for that message, I needed that[Linked Image - Only viewable when logged in]

Like Floyd, I think "less is more, more or less" is poetry at its finest.
I will definitely steal that.

I wish you both happy holidays too and a good start to 2024 smile


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Oh, pessimistic Bud, I don't think I know you. You always seem so uplifting. That could be the Janice Influence. wink Maybe if one is up, the other is down, and you guys show that strong balance in this wonderful Wonderment. Thanks so much for all you do. I thoroughly enjoy the help you've given me --all of us.

Janice, you recently mentioned that your best friends these days are right here in the forum, and I totally agree with that. A wonderful giving community of helpful and encouraging songwriters. All the folks at PGMusic are also extraordinary in their support and creativity, which in today's coporate world is unheard of. Enjoy the rest of this season, and I look forward to what you'll sahre in the coming year.

Oh, wait, I didn't mention the song. So less is more.


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What a delight at this time of year from you two.

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Fun and happy tune. We need those now. Excellent word play and phrasing. Ace vocals. Super mix and.... Thank you for being here!
Enjoyed it and thank you for sharing.
Misha.

P.S. "ole pessimistic Bud" LOL

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I like this... Well done.


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A delightful little ditty.
Thank you for the uplifting message as we head toward 2024.
Happy New Year!

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Abolutely love it! But I wanted twice as much! Pleeeeaaase make alonger version!


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As other have said, a fun and uplifting song.

I love the plug squeezed into that line.

Happy New Year, y'all. laugh


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Originally Posted by PROJECT M
Hello Janice and Bud
That's a great idea and a great song
Thanks for the kind wishes.
I also wish you a great and healthy year 2024 and of course
LOTS of fun writing and producing your excellent songs
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

Thank you Andi!

J&B

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Yeah this is great!

Perfect sentiment for the New Year and this wonderful forum of friends!

I feel the same way about things and my optimism is off the charts as well.

The worst thing could happen to me and I will be like, well, it's not so bad, at least I still have this pine cone!!!!

smile

Happy New Year everyone!

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Bud & Janice,

Thanks for all the optimism and wonderment during the year - much appreciated! laugh

Peter

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