Truly, I do not wish to labour the point, but you know that my life hasn't been so sunny of late and it still isn't. Over the last two weeks we have had a further stress but that most recent stress seems miraculously to have been resolved yesterday. Everything else remains, but we are learning to live with that.
Although it was raining and cold and grey when I heard the good news that I was waiting for, immediately I thought of and felt the sunshine of love on my shoulders and joy that the situation was dealt with in a good way - the really best of ways!
These words from the song Sunshine On My Shoulders came to my mind.
Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy, sunshine in my eyes can make me cry.
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely, sunshine almost always makes me high.
If I had a day that I could give you, I'd give to you the day just like today.
If I had a song that I could sing for you, I'd sing a song to make you feel this way.
Now, please, bear with me, this will all tie in when we get to the end!
I have been crocheting sunflowers for a garland for my mantel, but yesterday, as the sun suddenly shone through my life and I felt that needed to display that sunshine to the world - through the wet and rain that was pouring down.
So instead of using my sunflowers for a garland I attached them to my crochet wreath - daffodils removed - and hung it on the front door. I hope that it brings some sunshine to everyone as they walk past my home. My dream home as it turns out!
I wish that everyone could feel the sunshine in their heart that I am feeling right now. Even if not actual sun, sun in their heart. Knowing that whatever you are going through there is always someone who cares, who loves you and is there to cheer and support you. I hope that you all know that and that you all have someone who does that for you.
Thank you so very much to all of those people in my life who do that for me. I hope that I can and do return the favour!
p.s. Instructions for the sunflowers will follow in due course! I need to make some more for the garland first!!
p.p.s Yes, you are right. I am a child of my time as far as my musical memories are concerned! It is scary isn't it!