Wishbone In My Pocket

Got a wishbone in my pocket, and not a whole lot of money to burn,
Aint got no worries, aint got no concerns,
Good feelings going thru me
From my fingers thru to my toes
My Savior Jesus loves me, and I am letting everyone know.

I wanna walk, to no particular destination
I wanna talk, I got the Good News,
the soul saving information
I wanna move, when I got locomotion
I’m gonna do just what it takes, to keep that smile on my face.

I want to drive my car, where everyone drives faster
I want to sail my ship, as long as I can be the master
I want to ride the rails, on my own rollercoaster
I wanna do just what it takes, to keep that smile on my face.

I was born to be this way,
To shun the devil, and worship God each and every day
I don’t do well trying to make it on my own way
Even when I want to be the best you see.

Don’t want to work too hard, if that means that I am not living
Don’t want to go thru life, if there’s no room for heaven
Don’t want to stand there too long, if it means that I am just waiting
I am gonna do what it takes, to keep that smile on my face.

Don’t want to change my way, if there aint no good reason
Don’t want to change my mind, if there aint no ryhme or reason
Don’t want to be one way, I have to change like the seasons
I have to do whatever it takes, to keep that smile on my face.

I was born to be this way,
To shun the devil,
and worship God each and every day
There’s always been something special about coming home
The sense of place, a feeling of belonging, that just won’t let go.

Got a wishbone in my pocket, not a whole lot of money to burn,
Aint got no worries, aint got no concerns,
Good feelings going thru me
From my fingers thru to my toes,
My Savior Jesus loves me, and I am letting everyone know.

Test On Friday

WHAT IS THE MOST DEPRESSING THING YOU EVER HEARD IN HIGH SCHOOL?
PAY ATTENTION SMITH!
THERE IS GOING TO BE A TEST LATER, AND YOU WILL BE LOST AGAIN.

Ahhhhh, one more day, middle of the week ….. Hump Day for a five day wage slave in Oklahoma. Last night I was watching TV and this commercial comes on for skin care and the girl says …. I am NOT making this up people … She says: “I woke up this morning with skin that felt brand new! And I was NOT dreaming.” Some product called Alveeno or something like that.

Well, sure.

I woke up this morning with the same old tired leathery road kill skin, reached down and scratched parts of my body I have not seen in five and one-half years, stumbled into the bathroom to shave, and saw Willard Scott in my bathroom mirror!

New skin and it is not a dream, I should be so lucky.

Reality settles in, man, I hate it when that happens. It is imperative that I concentrate my efforts on improving my life, the skin can come later. Perhaps it is time to go to my preferences file and update my wants/wish do-hickey. I don’t need any overnight new skin; I have bigger problems than that.

I find my pants are creeping up on me, by the time I reach sixty-five and they have a reunion. I will be nothing but a pair of pants and a head!

Another test? I don’t need NO stinkin’ test.

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Be Nice

Last week was a pretty good week, all in all. Most of it was pleasant and positive in nature, and that always helps. Did get some pretty negative stuff over a couple days about mid-week, but it wasn’t anything that could not be handled. Especially if you are a kind, generous, and the wonderfully sensitive guy like I is …. Heh.

A few detractors, I call them “non-fans” but that is no big deal either. If you chum the waters, you have to expect to find some sharks showing up from time to time. A long week, some of it good and some of it, not so good.

On the downside (there is always a downside), I hate answering negative emails, and they drive me up the proverbial wall. Two in particular really have been weighing heavily on my mind. They addressed the loss of a long time friend, and another was a spouse, these are the types of emails I just cannot bear to answer. Personally I don’t see how Marilynn and some of those folks that are putting the “Memorial Site” together do it. I am not geared for something like that.

Interesting week … It would be nice to receive something uplifting and positive in nature every now and then, something like: No two snowflakes are exactly alike. All snowflakes start out the same: as a hexagonal crystal formed on a single particle of dust. As it falls through a cloud, the flake begins to change shape dramatically from the cold and moisture inside the cloud, building on itself in a complex pattern. The only way you could have two identical snowflakes would be if they followed the exact same pattern as they fell through the sky … which they don’t.

It is the same with people.

No two people are exactly the same. You are totally unique and different from all those folks who surround you each day. What makes you special is:

“When I am around you, I feel more intellectually challenged. Thank you for that. When I am around you I come alive, feel inspired, and have fun. You have that uncanny characteristic that just naturally seems to bring about the best in people; those who you come in contact with definitely are rewarded by your presence. Thanks for having such a great impact on me.”

Next time you get a “downer email” send something positive and uplifting back …. Something simple and to the point … Just tell ‘em …. “Thank You for being so dog-gone special” ….. Yeah that would be okay, that would be just fine.

Life …. What happens when you are not looking.

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