This Thanksgiving

This morning I was watching Good Morning America.  It is Robin Roberts 50th birthday.  George and the gang surprised Robin with one of her favorite artists and friends, India Arie, who stopped by the studio to sing "It's a Beautiful Day".  This is a song that Robin co-wrote with India.
Maybe it's because Robin is a breast cancer survivor whose story I have followed even before I learned that I had breast cancer myself.  I'm not sure.  Maybe it's because I am a survivor like Robin and appreciate each and every day so much more now.  I'm not sure.  But when India sang "It's a Beautiful Day" to her, I was moved and have had the lyrics stuck in my head all day.


What I AM sure about is that I have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving - more so than any other Thanksgiving in the past.  And if you are reading this blog post over the Thanksgiving holiday, know that YOU, my friend, are one of my many blessings that I am thankful for this year. 
Here are the lyrics to the song . . .
Life is a journey, 
Not a destination, 
There are no mistakes, 
Just chances we've taken 
Lay down your regrets cause all we have is now 

Wake up in the morning 
And get out of bed 
Start making a mental list in my head 
Of all of the things that I am grateful for 

Early in the morning 
It's the dawn of a new day 
New hopes new dreams new ways 
I open up my eyes and 
I open up my mind and 
I wonder how life will surprise me today 
Early in the morning 
It's the dawn of a new day 
New hopes new dreams new ways 
I open up my heart and 
I'm gonna do my part and 
Make this a positively beautiful day 

La la la la la la la la la
It's a Beautiful Day

Life is a challenge not a competition 
You can still smell the roses and be on a mission 
Just take a moment to get in touch with your heart 
Sometimes you feel like you've got something to prove 
Remind yourself that there's only one you 

Just take a moment to give thanks of who you are 
Early in the morning 
It's the dawn of a new day 
New hopes, new dreams, new ways 
I open up my eyes and 
I open up my mind and 
I wonder how life will surprise me today 

Early in the morning 
It's the dawn of a new day 
New hopes, new dreams, new ways 
I open up my heart and 
I'm gon' do my part and 
Make this a positively beautiful day 

La la la la la la la la la
It's a Beautiful Day

Let's make this a wonderful 
Let's make this a powerful

Let's make this a Beautiful Day 
It's a Beautiful Day 

Life is a journey, 
Not a destination, 
There are no mistakes, 
Just chances we've taken 
Lay down your regrets cause all we have is now


I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!

10 comments:

Robin said...

Beautiful post Sherry. Happy Thanksgiving holiday to you!

Hugs,
Robin

Peggy Alborn said...

And a beautiful, bountiful day each and EVERY day to you, my dear Sherry!

Gloria said...

Very nice post. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Nancy said...

Lovely, lovely post, Sherry. We are all very grateful for you!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Sue said...

Great post! The words to this song are perfect for so many applications, and being thankful for each precious day is definitely at the top of the list.

Hugs to you and Happy Thanksgiving!

Sue

paperqueen said...

Beautiful post, and yes, it is a beautiful day.
Thank you for all the inspiration, the laughs, the friendship. You are most definitely on my "I am grateful for...." list.
Happy happy Thanksgiving, Sherry!
Eileen

Diane said...

Oh Sherry, this was just a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing those wonderful lyrics.
Have a fabulolus Thanksgiving!
xoxo Diane

Linda Ledbetter said...

I just love you! What an amazing post, Sherry. I hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving, and that you take Vegas by storm! Live it up, baby!

Janny said...

Great post, thanks for sharing;o)

deb famularo said...

You are awesome Sherry! I'm so grateful I have gotten to know you.
Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving. Keep kicking that cancer's butt girl! xOxO