Friday, August 2, 2013

Day 216, August 2

A couple of weeks ago at a garage sale, I bought a light intended to mimic sunlight.  It is especially for people (like myself) who suffer from SAD (seasonal affective disorder). 

I am fortunate to live in Colorado, where we enjoy over 300 sunny days a year.  However, those days when the sun decides to take a nap are hard on some of us.  I crave the sunlight, even when I cover my pasty-white body with sunscreen.  (It is one of those cruel acts of nature that while I need sunlight, my skin burns to a crisp if I'm out in it for too long without protection.)

When I brought the light home and was reading the description of it, it occurred to me that the promise of sunlight was much like the promise of Sonlight.  I have referred to this idea before, that the sun and the Son each provide essential elements to our wellbeing. 
I have great need of both.  Without either, I go into a slump, sometimes even a depression.

So, for today, I am grateful for sunlight and Sonlight. 

1 comment:

  1. I hope the lamp will work for you on the days the sun decides to take a break.