Ok, have to ask, how many of you immediately thought of the song, “Sunny”? Honestly it took me awhile to remember the writer and singer, Hebb. His name didn’t instantly come to mind, but the song sure did. Let’s face it, it was a momentous moment in time, J. F. K. Assassinated and his brother murdered on the same day in time. In response he wrote “Sunny”.
What about the “Keep on the Sunny Side” The Carter Sisters or Monty Pythons “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”.
Although having suffered countless tragedies, my friends when I was a kid always said, “You’re a little Pollyanna, aren’t you?” I’m really dating myself now, if you know Walt Disney’s Pollyanna. In retrospect, I guess it’s true. I always think positive, upbeat, happy, and see the good in everyone. That doesn’t mean I have blinders on and ignore the negative miserable or hateful individuals out there, and there are some. So filled with anger at “whoever” they can’t get on with life and become stuck in hating, their goal bringing everyone down to their level and can’t get on with life.r
Others are so filled with anger at “whoever” they can’t get on with life stuck hating mom, dad, brothers, sisters, someone for making a tragedy of their lives.
Depression is anger turned inward. Those afraid to speak about what or whom has made them angry turn that emotion inward because that’s “safe”. It isn’t safe to be angry at whoever truly is responsible for their situation past or present.
That realization, understanding and acceptance will free the individual so they can live a more productive and even happy lifestyle. I’m not blaming the individual either since they aren’t aware of what the route problem is. This may be an over simplification but anger is a negative emotion and destructive when it’s the only emotion that drives you.
On the other hand, you have the choice of living for the betterment of your life, your familie’s life and others around you, whether friends or the community you live in. Perhaps it is frustrating when events don’t change as quickly as we’de like, but I am of the firm opinion that nothing changes if we don’t try, if we don’t make an effort.
Having a sunny disposition
Is never an imposition
Detractors think your not aware
You’re floating on castles in the air
When in fact you rise and shine
Following the tide, never a straight line
It ebbs and flows and meets the shore
Changing places never the same as before
Freely lapping splashing dipping too and fro
Whether it be a ocean’s edge or a chateau
Absorbing feeling sharing your love
Opening up a whole different world of
Possibilities both endless and new
Fresher livlier happier too.