Dad just saw a study that showed Americans are some of the most stressed workers in the “civilized” world; DUH! just one look at dad’s face on any Sunday night would have saved the researchers a whole lot of time and effort. The study also showed that stress levels could be significantly reduced by changes in diet, exercise, and meditation, so that tells me that our destiny lies not in the hands of those that would control us through fear and intimidation, but within ourselves.
Today’s video is “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel “Iz” Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole,one of dad’s all time favorites. Brother Iz was struck down early in life by complications from morbid obesity, at one time weighing over 750 pounds, and the following video contains scenes of his funeral.
Why would this be a suitable song for a Monday? Because it shows that there can be joy in every day and every situation; we all carry our “Somewhere” within us.
Of course, mine is a bit easier to find than most, as I am Charlie Bravo!