Daily Archives: August 27, 2011

Sunshine and What a Difference a Day Makes

“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..”
John Denver, American singer/songwriter and activist.  1943 -1997

Another lovely day here I awoke to brilliant sunshine.  Blue skies and no wind.  Amazing in Windy Wellington.  And what a difference a day makes.  Yesterday was sombre, unhappy day, bringing back all the memories of my husband’s funeral.   Today my mood is so different  and it is certainly helped by the sunshine.  Unfortunately, it will be some time before my friend’s mood lifts.  But we will all be there for her until it does.

I have been out to brunch with a friend and the young were out and about in summer clothes.  I don’t know about where you live but the young here in New Zealand just love the sun on their bodies and strip off at the slightest provocation.  Not warm enough for that yet in my opinion but everybody I met had a smile to share and really appeared happy.  Maybe, like me, they thought this was a harbinger of spring.

I am not so foolish as to believe everybody is feeling so lighthearted today.  Of course there are those grieving for loved ones lost or sick, and for themselves too if they are sick.

But it really is amazing how sunshine can really lift one above the misery and convince one that the world is good.  There are good people out there and there is always another opportunity,  If health or sickness is on your mind today, tomorrow may well be better for you,  And who knows that elusive cure may be just around the corner.

Today I would particularly like to say to those who responded to my blogs about a friend’s death and the funeral, thank you, thank you.  I am overcome at the goodwill that exists among our blogging friends and to all of you I offer

If I had a day that I could give you,
I’d give to you the day just like today”

Sunshine certainly makes me high.  How about you?

And here is my personal rainbow to spread happiness to you all.


My rainbow

What a difference a day makes
There’s a rainbow before me

As sung by Aretha Franklyn

As you can tell from this post, Pollyanna is alive and well in this house.