Sunshine

I blogged recently about how good a medicine for life laughter is, well, so is the sun. Just the boast to our vitamin D levels alone apart from the warming feeling and relaxation sitting in the sun can bring.

It’s good for the body and good for the mind.

Then you can add walking in nature, sitting by a river, sitting by the sea, walking through a field of tall grass and running your hands through it. Sitting watching a fire and so on.

The simple things, that have somewhat evaporated from our lives are the best things to make us feel good, to lift us, to even heal us.

The all cost nothing and are often easily accessible.

Instead, we often opt to numb ourselves with comfort food, alcohol or hide in trash TV, social media, the internet and any other short-term dopamine fixes we can find.

Get out in the sunshine.

Jellyfish

I didn’t intend to blog about jellyfish, I just happened to draw one with pastels today at Art Club, then only having a short time slot before going out to celebrate my daughter’s 16th birthday, I was unusually stuck for something to say for today’s blog and feeling under pressure.

So here are some interesting facts about jellyfish and there is a great deal more:

They don’t have brains, just nerve nets.

There are over 10,000 species of jellyfish compared to just one human species.

Some of them can glow in the dark.

They can clone themselves.

They start life as a static polyp and then go on to move as we know them.

Not all of them have tentacles.

Lastly, some have been known to eat peanut butter, not sure who or why this was discovered. Perhaps Sunpat were looking for a new market.

Ok, so maybe jellyfish isn’t your thing or you knew all of this already.

We live in an amazing world, populated by some amazing life forms.

How often do we stop to find out anything about them? How often do we spend any time in the natural world?

There is a world all around us, don’t miss it.