Spring Things

  • Plant seeds
  • Listen to bird sounds
  • Go for a jog
  • Visit a farm
  • Get a massage
  • Play miniature golf
  • Start recycling
  • Wear sunglasses
  • Buy spring veggies
  • Read outdoors
  • Have a mani and pedi
  • Weekend getaway
  • Go to a farmers market
  • Bake a pie
  • Longer walks
  • After-works
  • Get a haircut
  • Have a facial
  • Spring clean
  • Buy fresh flowers
  • Make bird feeders
  • Take photos in the rain
  • Open windows
  • Horseback riding


D Vitamin

Your body creates vitamin D on its own after being exposed to sunlight. It helps the body absorb calcium, one of the main building blocks of bones. Spending time out in the sun is the best way to get your daily dose of vitamin D. However, sufficient sun exposure is difficult for many people to achieve. By regularly incorporating a few servings of foods high in vitamin D into your diet, you can get what you need, even without stepping outside.

How do I get more Vitamin D from food?

Each time you eat, one of the main things you should be thinking about is whether your foods are providing enough vitamin D.

To obtain more vitamin D from your diet there are a few principles you need to know. Firstly, you need to eat more fat. As a fat-soluble vitamin, vitamin D needs to be consumed with a fatty meal.

That’s why vitamin D rich food sources are great to incorporate into your daily meal regime. They come packaged with all the fat you need.

Also, the source of your vitamin D rich food needs to be from a natural, organic source. For example, if an animal does not receive enough sunlight, it may not produce a rich vitamin D food source.

Animal sources vs. Plant sources of Vitamin D

There are two types of vitamin D you can consume. Vitamin D3 is the active form and comes from animal sources. Vitamin D2 comes from plant sources.

You need to eat vitamin D3 as it’s the active form of vitamin D in your body. Vitamin D2 can compete against vitamin D3 and may decrease your overall active levels of D3.


Getting enough from your diet alone may be difficult, but not impossible. Here are some of the “sunshine foods” that contain vitamin D.


  • Eggs
  • Yogurt
  • Mushroom
  • Cheese
  • Ghee
  • Tofu
  • Sunflower seeds

 Note: Vitamin D & K and calcium need each other to function correctly.


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Lord, my precious Savior, help me turn to You through this New Year’s prayer. May I be grateful for every breath. Dear Lord, as circumstances and issues came against me last year and have followed me into this New Year, I cry out to You. Empower me with Your Holy Spirit to overcome these obstacles with a good perspective, realizing You allow trials in my life to mold me into the image of Your marvelous Son.

I need a Father to truly love and care for me. You are that Daddy, though at times I don’t feel Your presence. Remind me that You will never leave or forsake me. Teach me to find rest for my troubled heart. Lord, let Your Word renew my mind day after day. Protect me from the enemy who is on the prowl to devour me.

Help me trust in You rather than be clothed with discouragement. My desire is to follow You wholeheartedly. Let my mind be renewed, refreshed, and returned to the joy of Your salvation.

Heavenly Father, let me be not only a hearer of Your Word, but also a doer, practicing Your teachings, no longer quenching the Holy Spirit. Cause me to act on opportunities instead of apathetically overlooking them. This readiness involves praising and worshipping You with a pure heart.

I trust Your closeness and care. I have no need for fear because You lavish Your love on me. My Father, I purpose to know more and more of You, seeking Your Kingdom and reign over my life. May my actions prove I treasure the Holy Spirit indwelling inside me.

Let this New Year and the following years consist of You reign in me. Let me take the time daily to lift Your name on high. Let me realize all the marvelous gifts that come from above: rain, sunshine, blessings. Then, I will praise You with all my soul.

May my mind focus on heavenly priorities: loving You and my neighbor. Lord, let me walk in humility, serving You, loving You, giving You glory and honor every day. Each day may I acknowledge You in everything and for everything. I thank You for the work You do inside me by Your love, power, and might.

Let me do according to Your good pleasure and purpose, pleasing You in every area of this life. Thank You for Your mercy which makes all things new each morning – even after a day of failure.

Father, thank You for adopting me as Your child. I cry Lord my Father, thanking you for restoring a right relationship with me through the cross. Conform and transform me unto all godliness through the burdens and blessings You allow to cross my path.

Lord, thank You for hearing my prayer. You care intimately for me. May this New Year be truly about You – May I be all about God in my actions and attitudes. Let me not forget to listen carefully to You. Give me eyes to see and a heart to do Your will this New Year and each and every New Year to come.

In Jesus name I pray