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A few weeks ago, I received a SAD light from one of my online friends, Lisa P. I have been using it everyday since it's arrival and I think I am beginning to feel better. It's not a dramatic change, like I am not swinging from the chandeliers with ecstasy or anything such as that. (not that I ever swing from the chandeliers with ecstasy anyway, well maybe after too much tequila.)  However, I have noticed that, little by little, I am beginning to do more each day. This in itself, is a sign that I am progressing, as I was unable to move before. I was petrified with depression. 

Since the arrival of my SAD light, I have made six new hippie hats and began working on some new Jacob's Ladders. Here in Cincinnati, we have had a few days of sunlight-all- day-long. When I bask in the sunbeams coming through the window on these sunny days, I notice a huge difference in my state of mind. I feel like James Brown, (well, almost)  "I feel good"! Sunshine makes me feel good and energized. Without sunlight I am about as active as a piece of wilted lettuce and feel as drained as the lettuce appears.


I thank Lisa P. for the gift of luminosity that I feel has pretty much saved my life this dreadful winter. I truly do not know what would have become of me, had I not had this special lamp. Perhaps it is all in my mind, but I feel as if the lamp has helped, no matter what the "experts" claim, it has helped me. I am now able to smile again and look forward to spring and all the joys the season will bring to my life.
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I am finding that my online friendships are as special to me as the friends I know IRL. Just because you meet someone on the internet, does not make them "fake", as many of my friends IRL claimed when I first began my journey into the WWW.  Many people were/are fearful of whom I might meet, such as stalkers and serial killers, I suppose. Thus far, I have met neither of the latter mentioned types, and hope I never will. For the time being, I have met many wonderful and caring souls through the internet and the social sites to which I belong. I am thankful for the internet and all the possibilities it has to offer. Thank goodness I am living in this day and age! I am grateful for the abundance in my life. Thank you for saving my life Lisa P!  Also, thank you for the wonderful jewelry, the beautiful butterfly ring, the necklace and  the book!