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Blue Skies

Updated on April 14, 2015

Mike's Common Sense

“Blue skies, smiling at me, nothing but blue skies do I see.” That is the opening line of the old song “Blue Skies”. I used to listen to it every weekend when I was a kid. My dad played a lot of Jim Reeves when I was a lad, and this song was one of my favorites. Not only for Jim’s smooth as velvet baritone voice, but also because it had a cheerful, happy, spirit to it. It is a song that is rosy and optimistic, and I am an optimist

Now a days, it is tough to be an optimist. To be an optimist you either have to be high, or soft in the head, according to most people. They think optimists are not realists. If, you get too realistic maybe that’s true, but most optimists don’t watch the nightly news, or get too caught up in what the mass media is busy spewing. Optimists are on guard to what they will open their state of consciousness to take in.

I am an optimist, because I know not to be one is to be a defeatist. I simply will not accept that attitude. I know that the only way to bring about change for the good of all, is to be positive about what I think could be, and will be.

Dr. Jung back in the 1920’s postulated about mankind possessing a “collective consciousness”, in to which every man and woman contributes to. To contribute positive vibes to that collective consciousness only helps to raise the vibes of all mankind. Keeping a positive outlook contributes to up lifting your neighbor, and your world wide brothers and sisters.

Are you with me?

Blue skies, smiling at me; Nothing but blue skies do I see…

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    • trish1048 profile image

      trish1048 

      9 years ago

      Yes, muley, you're right.  How's that go? some days we're the bug, other days we're the windshield, or some such saying.

      A coworker shared with me his thought of a good day.  He said, when he awakes in the morning, and his eyes open, and his feet hit the floor, it will be a good day simply because he's still here to enjoy it.  A nice way of looking at things, I feel.

    • muley84 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael A Muehleisen 

      9 years ago from Miami,FL

      Thanks, Trish that is also a positive uplifting song. Believe it or not, keeping a "this too shall pass" attitude during tough times is being optimistic. We all do the best we can.

    • trish1048 profile image

      trish1048 

      9 years ago

      Hi muley,

      Sadly, I fall in-between.  I try to be optimistic, but there are just as many days when I'm not.  I guess I could be considered a fence-sitter, never sure of which side I'll fall.  While it would be ideal to be an optimist 24/7, sometimes that isn't always possible.  The trick is to be able to realize that whatever it is you're going through, it too shall pass.  This is something that is hard to remember at times.

      I loved Jim Reeves.  My parents listened to him all the time.  Here is a song that makes me think of blue skies by Louis Armstrong: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt6ZP_TMlIg .

      I think you'll like it as well :)

    • muley84 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael A Muehleisen 

      9 years ago from Miami,FL

      Hi Gypsy! Thanks for stopping by. I hope all of your skies are blue.

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      Gypsy Willow 

      9 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      Good for you! When you're smiling.................

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