I took the dog to the beach this morning. She ran and ran and ran and played and played and played. It was a good beach morning.
As we were leaving I ran into an older gentleman - about 80 maybe. He was just arriving at the beach with his little doggie.
I smiled and said, ‘Good Morning’. He replied by saying ‘Can I share my thought of the day with you?’. I’m not 100% sure what it is about me but I must have a friendly face because I routinely have odd encounters with strangers. I felt kind of nervous that I was gonna get stuck talking to a crazy but, I said ‘sure.’.
He proceeded to sing me a little song. Two rounds of ‘when I wake up in the morning and I’m feeling alright...’ then he said, ‘you have to decided what feeling alright means to you!’ The ‘you’ was punctuated by a finger pointing at me emphatically. Then he wandered off.
I stood there for a second thinking. But seriously if that isn’t the gosh darn truth I don’t know what is. I really DO need to decide what feeling alright means to me...maybe you do too?
(to be honest, I tried really hard to remember the lyrics the whole way home....it might be ‘feeling fine’....I have the memory of a goldfish so who knows....)