FEEL GOOD FRIDAYS: Don’t Worry…About A Thing

Just when I thought my world couldn’t get any stranger, my local news says there’s possibly a tiger roaming free on the east part of town. They don’t know where it came from and it could be hiding anywhere. Well THAT got the rumor mongers spinning their tales and the next thing I knew, the tiger was seen behind a middle school in the south part of town. Then I heard it wasn’t really a tiger, but a cougar. And then things got really confusing because I thought cougars could be found mainly out in the western part of the country, but what do I know? I guess it could have been just as likely someone telling me they sighted a black bear in their neighborhood and then someone else saying, “Oh no, it was actually a Grizzly on the prowl out west of town!” Grizzlies certainly live out WEST but I don’t think MY town’s “west” is far enough WEST for that!

See how rumors can run wild if you let them?

Then there’s my little friend up above…just sitting in a bird’s nest like it’s only natural for a CAT to be resting there. Does that make it a CATnary?

After nine months of 2020 where anything could go wrong…and it usually did…where every possible punch from Mother Nature could come along…and it has…where so-called experts have tossed around advice on how to deal with the surreal world we now find ourselves in…and most of their “wisdom” is wrong…I’ve decided to listen to the one person who seems to have figured things out…

Bob Marley.

I listened to this song and realized Marley had it right. Why am I tossing and turning at night worrying about things I have no control over? Why have I stopped LIVING because I’m worried about where my LIFE these days will take me?

“Don’t worry about a thing. Every little thing’s gonna be alright.”

So from now on, I’m going to lean a little more on my faith and stop worrying about things I have no control over. And should I forget, I’ll just crank up this song…



Amelia Earmouse travels back through time to uncover little known events. You may THINK you know your history, but wait until you see what Amelia uncovers in book three of HISTORY’S MYSTERIES.

Eleven-year-old Emma misses her father who’s serving in Europe during World War II. He leaves behind a treasure box with six compartments to be opened during her birthday week. He also tells her to watch for the gris-gris while he is gone. Looking out for swamp creatures and dealing with wartime rationing is hard enough, but now there’s a British refugee staying at the house! How will Emma enjoy her birthday and keep her decision to hunt the gris-gris a secret with a stranger following her around?


Best-selling, award-winning author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna is a BOOK NOOK REVIEWS host providing the latest book reviews on all genres of children’s books, and the host of WRITERLY WISDOM, a resource series for writers. Donna is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and Children’s Book Insider. She is a lover of dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.

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