You obviously don’t need a litany about all the health benefits of sunshine. I’ve sang my praises to the sun goddesses already throughout this journey. But today, as I was awakened (not by my annoying animals, if you can believe that!) by the sunlight peaking through the cracks of my blind (note to self: remember which way to close them at night to eliminate the morning blindness). Once I realized that it was beautiful outside, I immediately opened not only all of the blinds in the house, but raised them up to let in as much light as possible.
Now, being a Californian, you wouldn’t necessarily think I should get so excited about a beautiful morning…we have tons of them! But, if you were a California dweller yesterday, you would have experienced the dreary, rainy, yucky weather…ALL DAY. So this morning’s sunlight was a much welcomed surprise. But, there’s gotta be some Unexpected Health in here, right? OK, here it goes: sunny days force us to expose ourselves…and showing ourselves to the world is healthy.
At this point, I need to clarify that I am not talking about indecent exposure. What I am referring to are those unique qualities about ourselves that sunlight reveals: the sunshine encourages us to open up our house (literally and figuratively) to friends and loved ones; the sun allows us to shed our layers of clothing and reveal our essence, our one-of-a-kind bodies. And of course, sunshine grants us the opportunity to open the windows, allowing fresh air in and stagnant, unhealthFUL air out.
So when you see a bit of sunshine peaking through, consider it an opportunity to expose your true essence. Let the light in while the sun is out. -Until tomorrow, Jaime
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