It’s True a A Little Sunshine Makes a BIG Difference!
Whether we’re talking about our surroundings or ourselves during this dreary, grey, wet, snowy, icy winter a little sunshine can make a big difference. Most days I will walk to my daughter’s school to pick her up except those really wet and raining days because even I have my limits and walking in pouring rain is mine.
Anyways back to the point a few days ago I left early so I could get in a longer walk before picking my daughter up from school, we had had the major snow fall the week before so on our street the roads and sidewalks were still covered quite a bit in the white stuff. I walk up a few more streets and the sun is shining down this street and wouldn’t you know it there is next to no snow on the ground on this street.
Check out my pictures below the ones on the left are on my street the ones on the right are only a few blocks away and YES these pictures were taken on the same day within 15 minutes of each other. Our weather has been so crazy here that Mother Nature is a bit confused as we can see flowers under the snow that the week before when we had milder weather were trying to come out. We do get sun on our street but at the front it’s morning sun, we get the afternoon sun in our backyard where more of the snow had melted.
A little sunshine makes BIG difference those with the afternoon sun exposure have spring like streets, my street which also has a forest on one side is more sheltered and still looked like a winter wonderland LOL. This got me thinking about how a little sunshine can make a big difference for people too. Winter can be tough for many with so many dark and grey days, people get a bit depressed, don’t eat as healthy, can’t exercise as much if the weather is bad etc..
Well to bring a little sunshine where there might not be any you can do things like get a sunlight lamp or light bulb, full spectrum sunlight is what they provide. It can lift your spirits and bring you a little sunshine. Can’t go for a walk and get some exercise because the weather is so bad? Things you can do at home are some jumping jacks, dance to your favorite song, walk up and down stairs for a stretch, you get the idea.
If the sun does appear, even if you can’t go out walking just step outside and soak up a few rays, every little bit helps. I will trudge through the snow and go for a walk as long as the snow is not up to my knees. The days I’m not up for it I do some work out DVDs at home, look at pictures of summer vacations and reminisce.
What do you like to do to lift your spirits and bring a little sunshine to your life?