Thursday, December 2, 2010

A December Day

At home on a perfect December day!
Dan and I are not winter folks. We like our comfort and cold, dark and damp winter days are anything but. It takes some effort not to sit by the fire, eat and hibernate. Sitting or strolling along the beach with gentle breezes and the sounds of the waves crashing along the shore; that's more our kind of winter!

Finishing off leftovers from two of three Thanksgiving celebrations, and no work out is a recipe for disaster. There is an unspoken rule that even the most minute leftovers must be saved. Items not consumed may be discarded only after they have become moldy and unrecognizable. I am not sure when this rule was established nor, “There are children starving in China”, but they both are deeply imbedded in my psyche.

The sunshine pouring through the windows beckoned me outside. I decided to let Angel take me for a walk. She literally drags me around our cul-de-sac with her leash. She prefers to run rather than walk. However, smart girl that she is, refuses to go up hill. We are generally joined on our walks by Angel’s neighborhood friends. One puppy kept me in stitches as she took running leaps into piles of leaves sending her flying through the culverts.

Walking within itself is great for body, mind and spirit.  So too are sunshine and laughter.  Sunshine provides the body with vitamin D and releases endorphins in the brain producing a lighter mood. Laughter has been shown to have such a physical and mental impact on the human body; Laughter Yoga has become a worldwide phenomenon. Has science has finally caught up with the Bible (Proverbs 17:22) on laughter and medicine?
Sunshine pouring in!


Today was a clear, still, dry day with milder temperatures. The sun was shining through blue skies and white clouds. I walked and laughed in the sunshine. It was, for me, a perfect December day!

For thus the LORD said to me: “I will quietly look from my dwelling like clear heat in sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.”  Isaiah 18:4


Donetta said...

Laughter is so thing keeps ya warm to when your body gets all worked up with the giggles.
Keep warm

Saleslady371 said...

I'm a winter baby so I do enjoy the cold, but the ocean is pretty too!

the cape on the corner said...

aw, i love the thought of your pup's friends joining her! how fun!

thanks so much for coming by the cape on the corner, and for your kind words on my dining room tablescape...i truly appreciate it! i love the glass, too-wish i could have found more! have a great weekend!