Friday, November 27, 2009

Keep On The Sunny Side

Movies and books can have a huge influence on our lives.

The messages they convey can illuminate, soothe, make us laugh (or cry), and change the way we think, act, and live.

One of my favorite movies, previously mentioned on this blog, is O Brother Where Art Thou. The music is delightful and influenced me to learn to play the banjo. The message of a song from the soundtrack, "Keep On The Sunny Side" is a great way to live. (See words to the song below)

The book that ranks #1 in changing my life is Norman Vincent Peale's "The Power of Positive Thinking." Its message of keeping positive resonates through my entire life. Whenver copies of the book are found, I buy them and give them as gifts to friends.

So this Thanksgiving time, thanks to everyone who worked on O Brother Where Art Thou and thanks to the late Norman Vincent Peale. My own life has been so enriched by the movie and the book.

Keep positive and "keep on the sunny side"!

Here are the words to the song from the movie, O Brother Where Art Thou:

Title: Keep on the Sunny Side (The Whites)

There's a dark & a troubled side of life
There's a bright, there's a sunny side, too
Tho' we meet with the darkness and strife
The sunny side we also may view

[chorus] Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side,
Keep on the sunny side of life
It will help us ev'ry day, it will brighten all the way
If we'll keep on the sunny side of life

The storm and its fury broke today,
Crushing hopes that we cherish so dear;
Clouds and storms will, in time, pass away
The sun again will shine bright and clear.


Let us greet with the song of hope each day
Tho' the moment be cloudy or fair
Let us trust in our Saviour always
Who keepeth everyone in His care


1 comment:

Diane said...

As long as life is good it's great to keep on the sunny side. It's more of a challange when you are not having good times though! Glad your life is on the sunny side right now!

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