January 06, 2016

Embracing Sunshine

January 4th and 5th were the very worst and very best days. I shared much laughter, exchanged many hugs, cried many tears, relived old memories, spent days out in the bitter cold - but felt so much warmth at the same time, smiled a whole lot, and said so, so many goodbyes. 

The sun is shining brightly, and I wish to dedicate this post to the large dose positivity that sunshine can bring to an individual. While I felt many awkward and sad things about leaving Ontario to return home to Halifax, the sunshine gave me the power to want to dance, sing, run, smile and laugh.
Winter can be a depressing and sad time for some people - but it doesn’t have to be! I am a firm believer that listening to songs about sunshine during these dark, frigid months can help boost energy and feelings of sheer happiness. 

As mentioned above, I have shared much laughter and smiled SO many smiles over the past few days. For some reason, I have found that all of the songs I enjoy most about the sun are ridiculously up-beat and energetic. I can’t help but smile and dance my way through my entire “Sunshine” playlist. Give it a shot, I’ll bet you’ll be smiling by the end of it, too.

I also relived old memories; some good, others bad. Listening to songs related to sunshine may help you remember your past adventures involving “fun in the sun,” and, it could help create new memories. 

It’s January, and it’s been a very bitter cold month (for Canada) so far. As much time as I have spent outside in the ice and snow, I was also feeling so much warmth from the love of the people around me. If you are outside in the cold, try listening to some songs about the sun to help warm you up. It’s even better if it’s already shining!

Here are a few songs to get you started:

  1. Brighter than the Sun — Colbie Caillat
  1. Here Comes the Sun — The Beatles
  1. Pocketful of Sunshine — Natasha Beddingfield 
  1. A Thousand Suns — Hey Rosetta!
  1. Walking on Sunshine — Katrina & the Waves
  1. Sunlight — The Mowgli’s
  1. Soak Up the Sun — Sheryl Crow 
  1. Island in the Sun — Weezer
  1. Steal my Sunshine — Len
  1. Tequila Sunrise — The Eagles

Enjoy the sunshine! (Or, create your own if you don’t have any!)