Always making the vamps out to be so cruel. Anyone ever think about vampires needs?! Nutrition is crucial, people!
There’s something to be said for getting your (natural) dose of Vitamin D, beyond what the vitamin itself provides.
The sun has that uncanny ability to pick up one’s mood (just as, sometimes, those rainy days can make you feel more glum. No offense, rain, we love you…but the dreary coloring and lack of direct light can definitely weigh on the temperament!) I don’t ever sit out, per say – not so gentle on the peau – but it is incredibly important to get outside and jam in the sunbeams every so often.
I knew someone once who was prone to down moods…often. One day she called me and said “I was looking at the shades in my room – they were down. They’ve ALWAYS been down. But I thought of you for some reason, and that you would say I needed to show the sun my face… So I opened them… I felt the difference right away! I couldn’t actually believe it.” She was truly and sincerely taken by the immediate flood of warmth and good feeling – it can actually be instantaneous.
I love stormy, rainy days…and I most definitely don’t deliberately sunbathe… But there’s nothing more wonderful than being outside on a beautiful day (with your sunscreen, of course! – I use Cetaphil 35 SPF every day) to catch a little Vitamin D.
Fortunately for me…a “beautiful day” includes just about all weather conditions – snow storm, pouring rain, Spring morning, Autumn afternoon…it’s all DIVINE to me. ❤
Really the only thing better than being outside, surrounded by the sounds of Life, is sharing it with someone I love.
It doesn’t matter if we sit together quietly, whether we laugh until our stomachs hurt… Whether we are deep in conversation, or watching other park-goers playing sports as we sip our second coffee. That time to just BE and enjoy the blessings of health, and warming sun, is a gift.
I know a lot of people who say they are “too busy”…but I’ll tell you, those are the people who need it most. If you don’t make time to smell the roses…or get a regular dose of mood-boosting Vitamin D…you may find yourself not only missing a lot, but feeling lethargic and downtrodden on top of it!
High-tail it outside and you may just find you have a brighter outlook. 🙂