Tuesday, October 23, 2012

You are my sunshine ....

My mother loved to sing!  She wasn't a trained vocalist, but she played the piano and liked to have her family joinimg in with her.  One of her favorite songs was, You Are My Sunshine.  It didn't matter if she sang it in the dead of winter, I have so many fond memories of seeing her bathed in her own sunshine while she played her piano and sang - it always warmed my heart.  She passed away in 1991, but whenever  I think back to those times, I smile.

Sunshine is so healing.  If I'm having a bad day, I step outside to let the sunbeams recharge and energize me.  I breathe in the fresh air and it only takes a short time before I'm feeling better again.  Living with cancer sucks, I don't have to tell you.  Even though we can get stuck in the shadows at times, stepping into the light can bring about a re-birth in thought.  A change of heart.  A feeling of hope. 

So, whenever you find yourself feeling blue, step outside. Soak in the bright sunshine. Maybe even hum (or sing!) You Are My Sunshine until your soul has lightened again.  Step into the light, Beloveds ...
Here is a picture of my mother having a Mitch Miller sing-a-long with her friends!  My mom's friend, Dorinda Sheveck took the picture and seated from left to right:  Mom, Fran Korykora, Joan McClusky (deceased), Gail Antalek. 


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