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Seeing the sun

Things recently have been tough on all of us in different ways. In some senses it has felt that the slower, more basic pace of life has been a helpful breather, but in others, it is if we are existing in a pressure cooker of emotions. It has been a difficult time and one that has caused me more reflection than I have done for a long time. I have not written about this as it doesn’t seem really that it is something which would do well to be shared at present, but events have forced me to take stock of what is important to me in a variety of different ways.

The weather the past week has been helpful. Seeing the sun and feeling the warmth on my skin again has been nice, and I have noticed the mood lift in general when I am out for my daily exercise, volunteering, or shopping for essentials. Although it is important to protect ourselves health-wise from direct sunlight, and this is especially the case for me, the positive effects of some moderate exposure are well documented. The release of serotonin (the happy hormone) into our brains can improve mood and focus, allowing us to feel calmer and more at peace.

I realise that the finer weather is not set to last, but it has been a good boost to have the sunnier days and has added a bit of light to some very difficult and dark times. I don’t think any of us really feel equipped to deal with the sorts of loss going on around us at the moment, and I know that I am just trying to manage each day and find a way through it as best I can. There is a vulnerability for us all which can be hard to manage, and I am thankful that so many of the people I come into contact with are putting their own issues aside in order to pull together to support others.

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    • No such thing as a sweltering summer for us although I might find it hard. We don’t often make it into the twenties ?

  1. Lovely shots. And the presence of warmth and sunlight always is a positive. I’m outdoors working on the gardens and my lawn today. It’s tiring but needs to be done. The added bonus is that I’m only on a t-shirt. No jacket needed. It’s only 11 degrees, but that is so much warmer than it has been I’m loving it.

    • That sounds like a lovely picture. I think we have seen the end of the sun for now as we are back to cloud but it was a nice break while it lasted and will hopefully be back again soon ?

  2. Ahh spring weather. On of my two favorite seasons. Just being able to sit outside does so much for one’s mood. The set you are wearing looks very cute on you.

  3. Sun exposure increases vitamin D in the body too, so it’s vital to have some time in the sun. I wish we had an actual spring season here, we go from cold to hot and humid.
    When I was reading and only saw the photos out of my peripheral, they had a Tarot card-type of look to them. I love the pink accent bows matching your shoes!

    • These pictures are so much fun Missy! And you look gorgeous ??☺

      I’m sure HL had fun taking them too!! Sunshine is very therapeutic and I think getting out in the sun definitely has benefits.

      I also think it is wonderful that you are volunteering to help out vulnerable people in your local community.

      I’ve said it before (and I’ll say it again) you’re inspirational and amazing.

      Take care

      Sweetgirl x

      • Aww you are too kind sweet. The volunteering is helpful us really. I prefer to feel useful. I am enjoying taking part in your meme. Great job ?

  4. Beautiful images – very evocative of the pin-ups from byegone days. Love these shots, and your words hit the spot.

  5. I think you’re right in appreciating the sun. When things spin a bit out of control, whether that is by the standstill in the world right now or because of other reasons, I find that focussing on the little things around me in the present right now is what helps me a lot. Like just the smell of the outside, or something as simple as enjoying a cup of tea or the warmth you feel when you take that sip. You’re showing a lot of strength Missy and I’m really looking up to you.

    And gah, those pictures! ? Brings a smile to my face.

    • Aww you are so lovely to me. And I know what you mean about focus. I have tried to be more mindful and it does really help. Thank you ?

  6. First of all, gorgeous images, Missy! They make me long for summer.
    Like you, I too had to take a step back and reassess what is important, what I want, where I want to go and how I want to do it. I’m grateful for the support network too. It’s helping me to keep my eyes on those important things.

    Rebel xox

  7. Stunning photos missy, I love your shoes and of course the way they match the accent colour on your bikini. I agree, I think the sun does bring out positivity in us, feeling its warmth is a big help.

  8. Looks like HL found pin-up fun with that first image! Reminds me of the calendars that hung in the office of an auto parts store in the 50’s, the walls were covered in pin-ups, many nude. Imagine a young kid going in there and seeing that, it was wonderful. I got chased out, I was 9.

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