Day 12 - Daily Sharing of: Gratitude, Concern, Prayer/Inspiration

Grateful a friend steered me today toward a live concert offering at the Grand Ole Opry. Vince Gill and Amy Grant and their daughters Jenny Gill and Corina Grant Gill performed. They ended with “You Are My Sunshine”. Once, when I met with a family to help weave together a Memorial Service that would honor their deceased loved one, that song; “You Are My Sunshine” came up. I remember the family started laughing. It seems that was their loved one’s favorite “love” song and they always thought it funny. The chorus is what most people know and love… you know… the one that ends with “Please don’t take my sunshine away.” And that was the verse the deceased loved. But if you go through the verses; it is quite a tragic love story. Perhaps that is why I’ve always loved the song. Because the song portrays the realities of life… the good and the bad… the light and darkness. I love how songs have nuances… kind of like wine that changes with time, temperature and air. My concern tonight is balancing the light and darkness… and not denying either one. At this time there is so much darkness. And in the midst, as I have found over and over in my life, come pinpoints of light that eventually will overcome the darkness. We are not quite there with COVID-19. I am seeing pinpoints of light in the midst of the it. I’m hanging on to those pinpoints of light. Perhaps that is hope. For now I end with the full lyrics of the song… and note, that through the verses, we still end on the up note… with the final verse that ends “Please don’t take my sunshine away.” Prayer This night I pray for all the ways the journey informs For the darkness that informs us For the light that informs us And the reminder that I’ve always found my way back to the light. “Please don’t take my sunshine away.” May it be so…

You Are My Sunshine The other night dear, as I lay sleeping I dreamed I held you in my arms But when I awoke, dear, I was mistaken So I hung my head and I cried You are my sunshine, my only sunshine You make me happy when skies are gray You'll never know dear, how much I love you Please don't take my sunshine away I'll always love you and make you happy If you will only say the same But if you leave me and love another You'll regret it all some day You are my sunshine, my only sunshine You make me happy when skies are gray You'll never know dear, how much I love you Please don't take my sunshine away You told me once, dear, you really loved me And no one else could come between But now you've left me and love another You have shattered all of my dreams You are my sunshine, my only sunshine You make me happy when skies are gray You'll never know dear, how much I love you Please don't take my sunshine away


 

Originally Published to Facebook on March 28th, 2020 at https://www.facebook.com/creativecarolcelebrant/posts/148919363264930

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