June 21st is my favorite day of the year because it’s the longest day of the year. Summer solstice is the day the sun reaches its northern most point in the sky, giving us more daylight than any other day of the year.
The days leading up to summer solstice are my second favorite days of the year because, like the lead up to any big event, the anticipation is as or more exciting than the event itself.
It’s been my experience that our bodies are somewhat wired to the changing seasons. Do you find yourself more energetic in the summer? Are you able to rise earlier as does the sun? Do you have more energy at 8 o’clock on summer nights than you do at 8 o’clock at night in the dead of winter?
Research suggests our sleep patterns are linked to the phases of the moon.
There’s also plenty of research that supports the theory that we mere mortals get somewhat depressed when hours of sunlight diminish in late fall and winter.
There’s a positive aspect to Fall and winter’s lack of sunlight, too.
If not for the darker colder seasons, we might not appreciate warmer, brighter seasons. So, bask in the sunshine!
Mangia & Enjoy!