The Sun Way back in our evolutionary history, since before we were plankton even, we’ve been tied to the waxing and waning of the sun. This time of year we are getting more of it and it’s no surprise we feel better for it! Since December 22 at 5:30 AM our part of the world started tilting back toward the sun and our days have been getting longer. Sunshine helps regulate hormones and serotonin which are important for sleep, appetite and mood. At our Northern latitudes the length of our days varies widely throughout the year and maybe our mood varies too. Right now, we’re on the upswing. Anything that is getting better is worth a celebration.
A Bag of Wine These bags will be remembered and in use long after the glow of the wine they once held is gone. Profits support indigenous weavers and they are the ultimate in recyclable. Designed to be passed from friend to wine-loving friend, they have a small kangaroo pocket containing a little ledger to record the bag’s history. It’s social media without the technology. www.amigogifts.com
A Dog Unconditional love, loyalty and a wagging tail: how can that be bad? Here’s an experiment: lock your spouse in the trunk of your car for an hour, after that do the same to your dog. Which one was more happy to see you when you opened the trunk? Dogs inspire us in ways we dare not admit and all men who own dogs are motivated to be the man their dog thinks they are.
The Happy Magazine