Friday, November 4, 2016

I Saw The Light

A  L  O  H  A !
"I decided to fly 
through the air and 
live in the sunlight and 
enjoy life as 
much as I could."
                      Evel Knievel 

  "A smile is the lighting 
system of the face. . ."

"How beautifully 
leaves grow old. 
How full of light 
and color are 
their last days."
            John Burroughs


In Wintertime, Honolulu
too wakes in the dark.
But then the sun,
the subtropical sun,
asserts itself.
And it is balmy.

Here in Northern
California, waking
in the dark, the 
cold, the fog. . .

Well, the dark mornings
were bumming me out a bit.

So I bought a light box
for the treatment of 
I knew from the research
that it could help.
But I had no idea
how dramatic a 
change it can make!

Shining the light on my face
for a half hour in the 
dark morning
has made me feel
bubbly, light, and
full of light
for the rest of the day!

After a day at the beach
you can still see the
sun in your head
as you fall asleep.
This is like that.

I feel light inside
and notice light
everywhere outside.
I'm drawn to it;
and spending more
time outside in
the sun.

So word to the wise:
Give it a try.

I am using:
purchased at

Thank YOU
for shining here!
          Fondly, cloudia


Elephant's Child said...

How lovely.
I am so glad you found your way to the light again.

biebkriebels said...

I see you have some autumn there too.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

The light box is an excellent transition to northern California. Beautiful thoughts and photographs! You have such a sunny outlook on life.

Phyllis Oller said...

I had to come over & grab some sunny thoughts from your blog,have a great weekend!phyllis

Cloudia said...

Each of you shines through my day! Thanks much 🎈⛅🍃🍁🌅

Karen S. said...

You are so right, that's the main reason why I dread this time of year, oh yeah the tundra temperatures and driving on icy roads and loads and more loads of snow to shovel not my happiest joys in life, but the sunlight can make such a major difference! Bring on the light! Enjoy your sunny day.

Teresa said...

Glad you found something to help!! I love your pictures today!

William Kendall said...

Great fall colours!

Mike said...

Glad the SAD box is helping.

RedPat said...

I find dark rainy days so depressing - maybe I need one of those boxes! ;-)

Chuck Bear said...

Evel Knievel was the lord of stuntsmen.