Monday, March 25, 2013


I don't know about you, but I find that sunshine greatly improves my mood at this time of year.  We are all wanting spring to get here and are frustrated by the snow and cold.  I see signs of this every day on Facebook and when I talk to people throughout my day.  However, the sunshine does tend to improve my spirits.

Sunshine is an interesting word for me.  When I lived in Mexico, my nickname was Rayito de Sol, Little Ray of Sun.  There was a principal in Minneapolis who called me Sunshine whenever he saw me.  While it is true that I try to smile when I meet people, I am not the smiliest of people.

I worked with some teachers-usually kindergarten teachers-who smiled all of the time.  They were naturally cheerful.  This isn't me.  While I try to be positive about life, my analytic side makes me identify problems.  Many people see this as negative, but it is how I can solve an issue to make things better.  It's how I cope.

I admire people who spread cheer all of the time.  My dear friend, Wendy, is one of those people.  She has the BEST smile.  Just seeing it cheers me up, and I know that our friends feel the same way about her.  Thinking about her sunny personality always brings a smile to my face and brings joy to my life.  I always think of her when I see the sunshine.

I hope that you are able to get outside or near some windows so that you can soak up some of this gorgeous sunshine!  Whatever you do, find a moment to celebrate the sun and the promise of spring.  Have a lovely day and as always...

Have you found your joy today?

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