Awakening a Keen Observer

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Sunny Side

"Keep on the Sunny side always on the sunny side, keep on the sunny side of life. It will help you everyday it will guide you all the way if you keep on the sunny side of life."
I remember that song from my Mom singing it. She really tried to live it to its fullest. No matter what happened she would try and try to keep on the sunny side. She would work hard at this but there were times when she just couldn't --get there-- and if you have ever heard the saying, If moma's not happy nobody's happy, that applied. Sunday afternoons seemed to be particularly melancholy for her. We would often take long drives around central Ohio, have our evening meal out, and get home about time for Bonanza. And the next day she would be fine, at least better. ( One of her rules for girls and women was "Wear some lipstick, you'll feel better.)

It seems however to me that there are certainly different ways to look at the world and the sunny side seems to be one choice we have. Choice I mean that choice. We choose to be on the sunny side...looking at the world through the lens of Hope and Love and Peace. or the other side -chaos.

Sunny side sounds good to me...
Even if some days it feels like 'over-easy' *

God abides
Bobbie Giltz McGarey

* sunny side up is the way you cook eggs with the yolk up
over easy is with them turned over for just a minute...


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