Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Sunshine On My Shoulders

The title of todays post is taken from the John Denver song Sunshine On My Shoulders.  You can listen to the song here if you are not familiar with it.

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!

Amy

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!

50 comments:

  1. so happy to hear that your shoulders and your heart are lighter and warmer today!!! Hope that it goes on that way , my dear Amy!!!!
    Enjoy your day, xxxxx Ale

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  2. Wishing you plenty more sunshine Amy!

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  3. Your sunflowers brighten my morning :-)

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  4. So glad to hear at least one thing is resolved and that you are feeling a little sunshine. The wreath is looking lovely and will make people smile as they walk by.

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  5. So pleased to hear you have had some good news, such a relief for you. Super sunny sunflowers. x

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  6. As I look out of my window at the rain I hope the sunshine continues to shine on your shoulders.

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  7. I often find myself humming 'Midnight Radio' - another Denver classic - it's strange how these things pop up every now and then! Thank you for your lovely words over on my post Amy - they really do mean a lot - and I'm so happy to hear that you are enjoying some sunshine in your days x Jane

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  8. Your wreath is very pretty with the sunflowers attached. I'm sure it will bring a smile to those who visit your home or pass by and for us who read your blog. I'm glad that a difficult situation has become a little easier. May your lightness of heart continue, Amy :)

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  9. Dear Amy,
    What a wonderful post. There are always rays of sunshine. I think you might be one of them, my lovely.
    Leanne xx

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  10. Very happy to hear that a worry has been resolved Amy. The sunflowers are so pretty and cheerful. Very familiar with the John Denver song, I am quite a fan of his, and so is my youngest son, who is 13 and learning to play the guitar, he really admires John Denver's playing style! Take care, glad things are beginning to look brighter for you X

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  11. A bit of yellow now and then does everyone good :o) Glad you're feeling better xx

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  12. :) The sunflowers are perfect. I hope they didn't get blown away last night though!
    Wishing you a sunny day today. x

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  13. Love those sunflowers and wishing you many more sunshine filled days.

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  14. So glad you are having a sunshiny day, Amy. The sunflowers are so cheerful, a perfect touch on your wreath. xx

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  15. So glad you have a little sunshine, take care my dear x

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  16. Lovely sunflowers and what a great way to share your sunshine by making the wreath for your door. I'm sure it'll brighten the day of anyone passing by.

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  17. The sunflowers are lovely and look perfect on your wreath. I'm so pleased that you've had a good day, I hope there are many more to come.

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  18. Hi! I'm new here to your site and not sure what has gone on in your life lately, but hope things get better for you soon! Love your beautiful sunflowers! My youngest daughter just taught herself how to crochet and I know she would love seeing these. She learned from YouTube as crocheting is something I never did get around to learning :-) Great song by John Denver, another gone way too soon. I'm your newest follower too! Have a wonderful day!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  19. I've always loved 'Sunshine on my Shoulders', and I will now have that playing in my head all day! That's OK because I've had 'Ol Black Water' (Doobies) playing for the last couple of days now ;)
    I love your sunflower wreath, and I'm sure it will bring a smile to all who pass by your door. If I see something creative like that on my walks, I always enjoy the effort someone put in to making a difference.
    I'm so glad that there has been some good news for you this week! I'm sure your wreath will bring the REAL sunshine beaming from the skies again. We have sunshine today (albeit cold!), and it will make me think of you through the day!
    Enjoy your day Amy ... and be sure to stop by as I have a surprise for you in my blog today.
    Wendy

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  20. I'm glad you've had an answer to your problems and some relief. Your sunflowers are so cheery. Have a wonderful week Amy.

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  21. enjoy your homemade sunshine Amy xxxx

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  22. Loved John Denver. We got to hear an impersonator who was "right on" with looking like and sounding like John. Your sunflowers are lovely, Amy. I might just give them a try.

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  23. I'm so pleased you've had some positive news for a change. Your sunflower wreath is so pretty and cheerful looking. It certainly brightened my day. X

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  24. What a happy bright post. Just what I needed to read today. Sending love.

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  25. Hooray for good news, sunflowers, sunshine (in its many forms) and for your lovely writing. Sam x

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  26. So that's where my sunshine got off to! LOL! It has been cold, cloudy and rainy for the past three days now. Oh well, the garden needed a good drink of water as did the trees. I am happy to hear you heart is feeling lighter! Just so you know, you bring lots of sunshine into my life and for that I am ever so grateful! I love the blues in your crocheted wreath and I am certain passersby will smile when they see it! :D
    Hugs to you my sweet blogging sister from across the pond,
    Beth P

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  27. Hi Amy! I just finished Invincible Louisa. It's a book about Louisa May Alcott. It tells the story of her family. You'd like it!
    I love those sunflowers!
    I'm glad things are settling a bit and I'm glad you are feeling a sense of calm and peace.

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  28. You are a ray of sunshine in the bloggy world Amy! No matter what life throws you, you bounce back with a happy thought, picture, project or post. I love sunflowers and I bought lots of seeds this year. Have I planted them, no! Today it is raining and we are all thrilled. It's been a hot dry spring already and I am dreading the summer heat blast.

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  29. Classic music is classic music regardless of its age. And the sunflowers are really beautifully bright.

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  30. I'm so happy for you there is finally some sunshine at the end of that dark tunnel you were going through !!
    And your sunflowers look very pretty on that wreath !

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  31. Glad to hear that some of your stresses have been lifted - gorgeous sunny wreath!
    Caz xx

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  32. That is my favourite John Denver song - I love how it has a slow tempo, suggesting that it is sad, but the words are uplifting.

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  33. So glad the sunshine is on your shoulders!! Reminds me of seeing John Denver in concert at the Adelaide Bowl in Australia, many years ago now, but it was a warm barmy night, millions of stars in the sky and the wonderful John Denver singing!! Fabulous memories!! I love your sunflower wreath, hopefully it will encourage the sun to start shining here!!! X

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  34. Here's wishing you more sunshine through your windows...
    Amanda xx

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  35. Lovely post, Amy and you're so right :)

    Have a beautiful week!

    xo,
    rue

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  36. Everyone who passes by your door will feel the sunshine from your pretty sunflowers, Amy! It's so nice to have loving support in this world....Hugs xo Karen

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  37. Hi Amy!
    Greetings from the soggy cold east coast of Canada!
    Glad one problem is eased...hang in there!
    Enjoy the rest of your week...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  38. A very sunshiny post. Glad things are looking up Amy. Love John Denver. Cheers. Beckie

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  39. I'm glad things are sunshiny for you today, Amy. I'm sure the people who walk past your house will be glad to see your sunflower wreath. :o)

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  40. You pour out sunshine on your blog to so many people. Look how much you are adored! Glad you are feeling lighter in your heart, and warm sun on your shoulders.
    Meredith

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  41. Dear Amy, I just randomly came across your blog and am in awe. You're so creative and talented and I fell in love with your blog right away. You have definitely gained a new follower. :)

    I'm also very glad that things have started to look up for you, Amy. 2015 has been a very heart-wrenching year for me over here so far as well, so I can relate a little bit. I hope things will continue to get better for you. All the best! xo

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  42. Lovely post Amy and hope that soon all will be more settled. I was wrong with the sunflowers! Silly me.
    Will be in touch soon. Take care.

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  43. I love John Denver - my dad was a fan and used to play cassettes in the car when I was a child and, as dad plays the guitar, I'd often hear him playing JD tunes when I was in bed in the evenings... many nights my sister and I would ask him to go and play the guitar after we'd gone to our bedrooms so we could fall asleep to it! As soon as I read the title of your post, the song started playing in my head :)

    Sorry to hear that there isn't so much sunshine for you still... hoping things get better soon.

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  44. John Denver! He was one of my favorites! I really like your sunny sunflowers.
    Glad you have sunshine in your heart even though it's not been a sunny time in your life. I hope things improve soon.

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  45. Glad to hear that things are finally looking up. I do hope that you will have a wonderful happy summer with time to heal and recover. The crochet wreath is great!
    Amalia
    xo

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  46. Yep....started to tear up reading this one. Im glad things were dealt with in a good way my friend. I know life has not been easy and you do such a good job at staying positive. That song (which I love by the way) coupled with your pretty wreath and your words struck a chord with me. I needed this post today....Thank you Amy! Wishing you all the sunshine in the world my friend! Nicole xoxo

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  47. Oh Wow - I was SO in love with John Denver when I was about 8 and I hadn't heard this one for years. Having a track to accompany a blogpost is a good thing isn't it? Glad to hear that the sun is shining on you - apparently the weather's hotting up this week so like will be getting better for all of us. Can't wait to see the sunflower garland. We're not going to have a mantlepiece in our new house for the present but I'm trying to plan where we can squeeze one in at sometime in the future - then I too can make monthly mantels! All the best, Judy.

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  48. I am so happy that some sunshine has fallen over your shoulders, that things are just a little more sunshiney :) That gorgeous wreath sure is very happy and will surely make others smile when they see it. xx

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  49. Oh Wow! Your wreath is absolutely beautiful!

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  50. I'm so so glad you are feeling sunshiney! The Sunflowers are beautiful, lots of love x x x

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