#musictostiryoursoul ~ Nina Simone ~ Feeling Good

When I had my second child and was able to get a bit more perspective on the new born phase, I played this song every morning after many nights of broken sleep. Every day was a new day and a new start and regardless of the lack of sleep, I made a choice on how I started each day. This song got me through 
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It connects to me on an even deeper level than just the chorus though. The whole song is about the joy of the natural world. A world that so many people take for granted yet is full of miracles. The simple joy of being.

Lyrics

Birds flyin' high, you know how I feel
Sun in the sky, you know how I feel
Breeze driftin' on by, you know how I feel
It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life for me
Yeah, it's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life for me, ooooooooh
And I'm feelin' good

Fish in the sea, you know how I feel
River runnin' free, you know how I feel
Blossom on the tree, you know how I feel
It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life for me
And I'm feelin' good

Dragonfly out in the sun, you know what I mean, don't you know
Butterflies all havin' fun, you know what I mean
Sleep in peace when day is done: that's what I mean
And this old world is a new world and a bold world for me

Stars when you shine, you know how I feel
Scent of the pine, you know how I feel
Oh, freedom is mine, and I know how I feel
It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life for me

And I'm feelin'... good