GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
I hate the dark. Not because I fear it, per say. I just don't like it. At all. For instance, I despise driving long distances in the dark. There's just too much lurking out there in the blackness that it makes me anxious. Is it a box in the middle of the road up ahead...or a deer that met with misfortune? I hate that I won't really know until I'm practically on top of it. Sigh.
I also hate dark rooms (not the kind that yield photos, mind you). They just seem so drab and sad, you know? The more light I can manage to maneuver into a room, the better. Overhead lights, floor lamps, table toppers, accent lighting --- I'm all about it. In fact, my husband gets all kinds of irritated at me for having lights on throughout the entire house. All.the.time.
What can I say? I like it bright and airy in every room. Which is why I almost always have all the blinds pulled back and/or open. My work peeps laugh at me because I absolutely wallow in sunlight. I welcome it into my office with open arms; even if it means I've got to run a fan to cool the place down at the apex of summer. Doesn't matter. I'm like a dog with a sunbeam; I'll just circle around that bright spot and plop myself into its center whenever humanly possible.
Bright light, especially from that big old ball of gases illuminating and heating the earth, makes me happy.
Dumb old Daylight Savings Time. For me and lots of other sun lovers, DST really stands for Denial of Sunlight Torture, capisce? I've got a big light bulb idea: why can't we abolish this archaic practice and keep it brighter all year long, yo? Hmpf.
Oh well, let's hear it for the days getting longer! #lovethelight #thebrighterthebetter
1 Jn 1:5—2:2 Beloved: This is the message that we have heard from Jesus Christ and proclaim to you: God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all. If we say, "We have fellowship with him," while we continue to walk in darkness, we lie and do not act in truth. But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, then we have fellowship with one another, and the Blood of his Son Jesus cleanses us from all sin. If we say, "We are without sin,"we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we acknowledge our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from every wrongdoing. If we say, "We have not sinned," we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. My children, I am writing this to you so that you may not commit sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous one. He is expiation for our sins, and not for our sins only but for those of the whole world.