I’ve professed my hatred for the summer season many times but I do love the sun. Not when it’s scorching hot, but yeah, I love it. I actually have a thing for the sky in general. If you catch me on a walk, you’ll see me with my head cocked back and eyes wide, enthralled by the infinite masterpiece God painted.
Now that Daylight Savings have come upon us, I appreciate the extra hour (of sleep) but I’ll forever be dissatisfied with how little time we have to see the sun in all its glory.
It’s not in your head. Our bodies miss the sun, too.
Did you know that lack of sunlight affects your body? Studies show that we start to feel “blah” when less natural sunlight is accessible. It’s called seasonal affective disorder, or SAD (fitting huh). Our very own bodies go haywire because they don’t even know how to act! Crazy stuff.
It makes sense, though. Because personally, I don’t get sad because I miss the sun. It does, however, affect how I function. It’s a mind thing.
When the sun sets —
It leaves me feeling unaccomplished. When I see straight blackness outside, I sorta kinda panic because the day is seemingly over — at least it is in my book. When the sun quickly hides its face, I feel like I wasted a day. And let me tell you, that is a horrible feeling. It’s an illusion that takes time to get accustomed to. So in the meantime, I try to calm myself from feeling frazzled.
Life has been a rush lately.
I’m talking good and bad. Like, come on. We’re nearing the end of 2016! Time is getting away from us — just like how it got away from me, seeing how I’m just now posting these looks from July! But hey, there’s a reason for everything. My posting this summer look as we embark on the winter season is perfect timing. Why? Well, as I looked back at this shoot, I immediately thought of light, rays shining…I thought of the sun.
I reflected on how busy this year has been and how at times, it made me a bit frantic, I remember how I felt like I needed to do everything. I remember being aware that as I was going through, I was not alone. Even with fog in my way, even when there seemed to be no light, even when clouds parted my vision, the Son was shining through.Even with fog in my way, even when there seemed to be no light, even when clouds parted my vision, the Son was shining through. Click To Tweet
So here’s a little advice as you go on through this day, this year…your life:
Don’t forget the sun.
Search for the shine. Reach for its warmth. Even when you can’t see the sun, know for yourself that it’s still there. Even when you can’t see the Son, know that He’s still there.Even when you can't see the sun, know for yourself that it's still there. Even when you can't see the Son, know that He's still there. Click To Tweet
All it takes is for you to sort through all the haziness, in all of the craziness… and find Him.