“Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter…
Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here…”
Do you have a theme song?
I started this year out on a random foot. I felt like 2013 had sort of kicked my ass. It was full of insecurity and worry and I truly believe that all my negative thinking and energy played a big part in bringing a lot of negative things to my life throughout the year. Then on New Year’s Eve, in a ski lodge in Breckenridge, Colorado, I heard a little house band launch into their rendition of the Beatles classic, “Here Comes the Sun.” And suddenly, it became my anthem for the new year ahead.
I’d heard the song a million or so times in my life and while it was always appreciated as a cute little ditty, this time it took on a different meaning. It was suddenly a song filled with promise and hope. It made me realize that just because the year before hadn’t lived up to my hopes and dreams, it didn’t mean the year ahead of me would fall short on ambition. It was a little sign to me that maybe, just maybe, the darkness of 2013 had been there for a reason…so I could see the sun that lay ahead.
I sat there and listened to that little house band sing their hearts out and soft tears of joy filled my eyes.
This was my theme song for 2014: Here Comes the Sun.
Through this year, the song has stuck with me. It has found me in random corners of my day. It has come to mind in moments of happiness, reminding me that this year has been full of them and that I can’t take them for granted. It has comforted me in moments of stress or frustration, because I know now that those moments are just moments and I can fully recognize and appreciate that the bigger picture has been clear and bright this year. There have been lots of sunny days, happy blessings and luck and joy.
And through it all, this little song – which suddenly has such big meaning for me – has found me time and again, a gentle reminder that seemingly comes out of nowhere to say hey, you got this.
Sing your theme song. Keep it close. Pull it out when you need to. Things are good. The sun is here. Sit back and enjoy it a little.
“And I say…it’s alright.”