March 12, 2010

Spring is here and I am HAPPY!

For those that know me... know how cold I get, my fingers go numb, my toes go numb, my lips turn purple, and I chill at the bone; therefore the SUN makes me happy.

It is well known that the sun's rays are a good source of vitamin D, which is essential in building strong bones and teeth. In addition, research suggests that low vitamin D levels may increase the risk of type I diabetes, muscle and bone pain, and again, certain types of cancers. It may also help normalize your blood pressure. In addition, the sun raises your levels of serotonin, which elevates your mood. Some people who suffer from depression or mood swings can benefit from exposure to UV light. So get out in the SUN!

It is know in my house that if the Sun is out then we are naked, well, almost, in the back yard getting our sun on!!!

I arise today
Through the Strength of Heaven:
Light of Sun,
Radiance of Moon,
Splendor of Fire,
Speed of Lightning,
Swiftness of Wind,
Depth of Sea,
Stability or Earth,
Firmness of Rock,
I arise today.

It's the simple things that keep me happy!