Many years ago Don and I were members of a dramatic society. Every year we produced two 3-act plays, an operetta and a pantomime. The panto which stands out in our memories was “Cinderella” in which Don was a superb Ugly Sister and I was the Fairy Godmother.
During our period of lockdown, we have been enjoying the sunshine in our garden, listening to the birds and being thankful for the lovely area in which we live. Many times, the song I sang in that pantomime has been running through my head.
Open your heart to the sunshine, welcome the day with a smile,
Drop your cares for a moment, forget your troubles awhile,
Light may be had for the seeking on even the darkest day,
So open your heart to the sunshine and sing as you go your way.
Open your heart to the sunshine even the winter brings,
Skies may darken above you, but there’s always a bird that sings;
Flowers will bloom by the wayside though winter their fairness hide,
So open your heart to the sunshine and look for the brighter side.
Open your heart to the sunshine, then you will surely find
Your road will lead to the dawning, you’ll leave your troubles behind
You”ll see your way to the sunshine that’s waiting beyond the rain
So open your heart to the sunshine till the good times come again.
We have so much to be thankful for, not least the love and support of our family and friends, even if it is a digital connection at present! We are also blessed by our faith and the promise of Jesus that he is always with us – even in isolation. So open your hearts to the sunshine because the good times WILL come again.