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Take the Time to Sit in the Sun

It never seems to end. All the things you have to do to keep yourself afloat. There's always something to be done. Clothes washed, dishes done, house fixed. It may, at times, seem like you are drowning in bills and to-do's. Sometimes you actually are.

And when you finally get all caught up on it all, you turn around and have to do everything all over again. The cycle never ends, that's just life. There will always be dirty dishes and dirty clothes. There will always be bills that need to be paid. But there won't always be sunny days.

Most times, we are all so busy trying to keep up with life that we actually bypass the best things life has to offer. Like the sun and enjoying the outdoors. Depending on where you live, sometimes sunny days are hard to come by. Take Seattle for example. It has one of the highest suicide rates in the U.S. Why? I highly believe a large reason is because it rains all the time.

I live in Michigan and the weather is constantly changing. If we have the same weather for more than 4 days straight, it's some kind of miracle.

So when it's a nice sunny day, go outside with no shoes on. Sit in the grass and look at the world around you. It's constantly changing and you may never get another day to be here in this grassy spot. There will always be a house to clean and bills to pay, phone calls to make. But one day when you need the sun to be there to warm your face, it might not be. And then you will have to wait til spring.

Some aren't so lucky to have another sunny day. Love it while you can.

To go with your day off, here is a playlist to make your sunny day that much brighter...

Here comes the Sun - The Beatles

I Can See Clearly Now the Rain is Gone - Johnny Nash

I'll Follow the Sun - The Beatles

Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks

Seasons in the Sun - Terry Jacks

Sun is Shining - Bob Marley

Good Day Sunshine - The Beatles

Sunshine on my Shoulder - John Denver

Sunshine Superman - Donovan

Hot Summer Day - It's a Beautiful Day

Waiting on a Sunny Day - Bruce Springsteen

In the Summertime - Mungo Jerry

Yellow Sun is Shining - The Raconteurs

Summer in the City - Lovin Spoonful

Summertime in England - Van Morrison


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