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"Feeling Good"

As I started my day, I was in God’s Word and in prayer. If you have followed me for any length of time, you know that is how I start every day. Then, I noted a couple of the things happening in the world but to no real extreme. Nothing that I really needed to invest time in knowing more about.


So, the weather is wonderful right now where we live. The forecast is perfect for just about anything. Actually it has been this way all week and is forecast to stay this way for at least another 3-5 days. Somebody has to live in paradise and we are sure glad it is us.


I spent the last couple of days working on my father‘s old pick up truck. When he died, my sister needed it and I told her if she ever had no more need I would love to have it. Well, that time came and I have been working on things and getting it ready for the big project which was the exterior. Did I mention it is a 1996 Ford Ranger and has been outside for a few years. I don’t mean to brag but after 2 days of elbow grease it really shines and looks great. OK, it is 25 years old but it really looks good and runs great.


Now our son is so gifted at doing things that astound me. He gets it from both of this grandfathers. I can do a lot of things but I am not as adventurous in learning about things as he is. But recently, there was one project I tackled and he would not even help me. Nope, “leave it alone Dad, you will hurt yourself and Mom will be mad at you and me if I help you and you get hurt”.

All I needed to change out was the cruise control buttons. That does sound like a big deal does it? Actually it is. Big deal as you have to pull the air bag, this is why he said no. He wouldn’t even do it and he convinced his Mom that she should not allow me to do it. Well, after months I finally decided I was going to do it, after all I had the part I had ordered months before. I watched YouTube videos for days and I was convinced I could install the new controls after removing the old ones. YEAH!!! I did it and it works perfectly. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to share that part of the story with you. It meant a lot to me.


As I was sitting here this morning, just before I started to write this blog, I heard Michael Buble’ in my mind. I really enjoy listening to him. I am pretty sure the reason I heard it is that I am feeling good. That doesn’t mean I am happy with everything going on around us, but today I heard the the song in my mind as I heard Buble’ singing about feeling good.


Birds flying high You know how I feel Sun in the sky You know how I feel Breeze driftin' on by You know how I feel It's a new dawn It's a new day It's a new life For me And I'm feeling good I'm feeling good Fish in the sea You know how I feel River running free You know how I feel Blossom on a tree You know how I feel It's a new dawn It's a new day It's a new life For me And I'm feeling good Dragonfly out in the sun You know what I mean, Don't you know? Butterflies all havin' fun You know what I mean Sleep in peace when day is done That's what I mean And this old world Is a new world And a bold world For me For me Stars when you shine You know how I feel Scent of the pine You know how I feel Oh freedom is mine And I know how I feel It's a new dawn It's a new day It's a new life It's a new dawn It's a new day It's a new life It's a new dawn It's a new day It's a new life It's a new life For me And I'm feeling good I'm feeling good I feel so good I feel so good


This is what we all strive for each day, to feel good. Most days we feel ok and others not so much. So when we have that feeling good day, it is really something special. With everything happening around us, I‘ll let you fill in the blank, it is a blessing to feel good.


A thought to ponder,


Elbert Nasworthy



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