This is the theme song from the movie, Sunshine.
This songs brings tears to my eyes. On a typical day I am not known to be sappy or emotional. In fact, I detest watching sad tear-jerker movies. If I want to shed some tears, I can easily just go in my laundry room and look at the mountain of unwashed clothes that awaits my attention. Why on earth do I want to cry at someone else’ s story when I have my own story of laundry to pout about. Beats me!
When I was a very small child, I distinctly remember watching this movie on TV that had an ever-lasting effect on me to this day. I remember crying and realizing that life here on earth is so precious. We need to cherish every given moment with one another and treat it as a gift. It is a true gift. Now of course, those probably weren’t my exact words that jingled in my mind as a small girl. The movie, Sunshine, was made in 1973. And I was born in 1971, so I have no idea how old I was when I watched this movie one evening with my parents during the holiday season. I know that I was younger than 9 because we watched it when we lived in Connecticut.
I have always wanted to re watch this movie again with my boys, but could never figure out the title. I finally found it.. My dh ordered it for me last night. So, I will anxiously await its arrival.
However, I have so many mixed emotions when I hear the song, Sunshine on My Shoulders. The first thought that crosses my mind is that I’m ashamed that I treat each day as “just another day,” and/or how I unintentionally take others for granted that are so dear to me. On the other hand, I marvel at God’s beautiful creation of nature and reminisce of jamin’ in the car to John Denver with my Mom as a small child. ( Seat belts weren’t a law back then so we could actually dance in the car.) Or simply the fact that I was sadden at the tragic death of John Denver. His death was emotional for me. I assume because of the joy his music brought to me and my childhood memories.
I hope you can get a hold of this classic movie, Sunshine. It has been a blessing to me for so many years. I am anxious to pass the blessing to my boys.