How does a sunny spring day make you feel? Even when it is cold but sunny, it seems to add a brightness to my mood. Sunny days seem to hold out so many more possibilities. Could it be that the darkness of gray overcast days really keep us from seeing the great details that add a vibrancy and excitement to life in our world. Our eyes just seem to soak in the light and our bodies bask in the vitamins that enrich our whole being.
However, changing a bad mood into a good mood is not as easy as walking out into the sunshine and breathing in the cool fresh air of spring. The process is a little more complex than that. The sunshine may produce a chemical reaction when out skin or eyes sense its presence, which then may tell the brain to release other chemicals into our blood stream. And yes, this is where it becomes more complex because if there are no receptors within the body to “feel” those chemicals the process stops and our mood remains unchanged. Or the change is so small it’s not recognized. Or the change does not happen because there are too few receptors and now the body must produce more receptors, so the “feeling can be felt” and registered as change.. If I’ve lost you by this point in this convoluted process do not become stressed because even though I may not be clear about the way it works, just know that it does. Yet, also know that the process of changing a mood is not that simple and it takes time. In our instant everything world, however, finding the patience to allow the process time to happen just derails the process even more, so relax. Get some sunshine and enjoy the feeling, anyway!.
Blessings, Peace, Joy, Hope and Laughter,
Enjoying the Sunshine, Jolly John