“It’s a new dawn. It’s a new day. It’s a new life for me … and I’m feelin’ good!” … Songwriters Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse
Nina Simone, Michael Bublé, Muse and most recently talented little Carly Rose Soneneclar felt the enormity of these lyrics … and now I do too. I can regularly be found with “Feelin Good” filling the house … the car … or my ear buds and although my leg isn’t quite up to dancing or strutting yet … I’m moving and grooving on the inside.
I’m a big believer that we need to find ways to assist our outside world to reflect … or to boost … our inside world and so I do my best to surround myself with music that lifts me up … songs that remind me of how good life is … and friends who treasure each day as much as I do. It has been my observation that whilst we may or may not be known by the company we keep (Euripides 480 BC) we most definitely are influenced by the surroundings we make.
I am truly grateful for I have survived the tempest … ridden out the storm … and been deposited on safe shores. For me every day is a new day now and I know beyond the shadow of a doubt that each one of those is bringing me laughing and smiling into a new life. Perky Polly has taken up the lion’s share of twirling, bouncing and leaping these days but she reminds me regularly that it won’t be long until we’re twisting and mamba-ing across the landscape together. For now Capital “L” Life and I are strolling hand-in-hand watching the sun rise on yet another new dawn … and I have to tell you … “I’m feelin’ good!”
Arinaste Everyone (from my heart to your heart)