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.


4 responses to “Sunshine

  1. Hi! 🙂 I love your blog! And that song’s always spoken to me, too. Why is living each moment as it comes so difficult for us?? 🙂
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! BE BLESSED!

  2. I just found your blog today and have SO been enjoying my visit. 🙂

  3. You know, I read that book when I was – I am sure it was right after I had Amanda, so I was about 20.

    I think I saw the movie after that, but I would love to see it again. I have thought about watching it with my older girls, because I remember bawling through the book (and probably the movie too!!)


  4. u can buy it at ebay, just put in search or search on google and it will give u a site. My favorite movie ever!!

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