Heart to Heart 377

It’s A Wonderful Thing To Be Me

This is the title of a song that Lou Ann and I used to sing with the Canyon Singers here in Sedona.  It was written by Don Besig and Marcy Henchen.

Here are the lyrics:

When I wake up in the morning and I see a new day dawning

And I see the sky above me and I know somebody loves me,

then I want to stand and shout it , tell the whole wide world about it. 

It’s a wonderful thing to be me!

I can hear the birds a singin’ and I fell like singin’ with ’em,

and a breeze is softly blowing

in my heart, I feel love growing,

For this day is just beginning; all at once I can’t help thinking,

What a wonderful thing to be me and to be free!

Free to walk along the river free to tumble in the grass,

free to chase away the gray clouds from the sky

Free to take your hand and wander through the meadows and the fields. 

Free to capture all the world and call it mine! I’m feeling fine! 

Oh the day has ended sweetly, now the evening comes to greet me,

In my mind I see tomorrow, no it won’t be filled with sorrow.

For I see a new day coming, through the meadows I’ll be running.

What a wonderful thing to be me, and to be free!

I have tears in my eyes as I remember singing this song with that wonderful group led so lovingly by Sandy Reid for some twenty five years. The words are universal for our lives and our time.  There is so much stress and tension these days, if we watch TV or listen to the news.  Lou Ann I were organizing a bunch of music  and I found this song.  The words immediately take me back to a time of my youth when I spent almost all day, outdoors.

I wish for all of you a new day coming, where you can wander through the meadows and the fields and connect with nature.  Take a deep breath and sing this refrain: It’s a wonderful thing to be me and to be free!  From my nostalgic heart to yours, Thomas

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