I wrote this post prior to my recent hospital stay.

Early morning and I am drinking coffee.

The lights are dim, just the way I like it in the mornings before others have awaken.

The body pain is a little stronger this morning than usual.

And then a song pops in my head.

And I remember the words and the music and I sing a portion of it in my head.

Ooh-oo child

Things are gonna get easier

Ooh-oo child

Things’ll get brighter

Ooh-oo child

Things are gonna get easier

Ooh-oo child

Things’ll get brighter

Some day, yeah

We’ll get it together and we’ll get it all done

Some day

When your head is much lighter

My mornings are usually the same; wake in pain, about a level 5, drink coffee in silence to reflect and ponder about myself, my cancer, my life and my upcoming day.

This particular morning as I was doing my usual morning routine, a song popped in my head for a reason.

Was someone or something sending me a reminder?

That morning, a song that popped in my head is O-O-H CHILD by The Five Stairsteps

It is a good reminder for me and I think maybe a good reminder for the world we live in.

39 thoughts on “O-O-H CHILD

  1. Isn’t it amazing how ‘out of the blue’ a song will pop into one’s head 🙂 Then having the words of the song take over one’s mind, in a way which can be related to oneself, is incredible. Those words, are positive. I wish you well my friend, and a pain free, relaxed weekend. Thinking of you. Hugs 🙂 x

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    • It is amazing Lynne, very odd in a way that particular morning that song was just there for me. I am a little better, I hope to publish an updated post soon, I have fallen behind on everything and having a difficult time catching up. I appreciate your thoughts and hugs. 🙂

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      • I am glad you are little better 🙂 Don’t stress too much, it is understandable that you have fallen behind on things….when you catch up, you catch up. It will happen. Rest….your health is more important. 🙂 x

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  2. The subconscious is an immensely wondrous thing. I think yours was telling your something in the way it knew you would listen …. through the music you love so much. I hope your day is a little better. I know you will be deaf to my plea but how about drawing a line under all the things you think you need to catch up on and starting afresh. Don’t worry about anything left unanswered or the things you thought you wanted or needed to post. Just press reset and go from there. I worry about you worrying … this is not good!!

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    • Thank you Osyth for your worrying about me, I will be okay. I have many things going on right now that I need to write about – so many things I need everyone to know. I appreciate you caring about me, I am fortunate to have a wonderful friend in you. Happy Weekend. 🙂

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  4. Thanks for that beautiful reminder! I, too, am a product of the 70’s … as a teenager!!!😊 Those were some marvelous times! My husband and I were high school sweethearts back then! Wonderful memories during turbulent times!


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