I always take a time out between Christmas, and when the kids go back to school. A lot of that time is clearing up loose ends from the holidays, putting away Christmas, doing another declutter session, and prepping for the Spring portion of the dance season. But I also take a few moments to be lazy, kind of become a hermit, think about things, and set a mood for the new year.
Next Monday, I’ll be posting a video of my last thrift haul of 2017, but in all honesty, I can’t sit here and edit a video right now when I have such other exciting things to think about!
I was driving across the causeway towards the ocean, and the sun was shining in all its vibrancy, with the clouds looking quite majestic and heavenly. I was also admiring my new windshield (as mine spontaneously fractured while driving the Interstate, like the earth does at the time of impending doom in a cheesy action movie). The SPF at the top was allowing me to see the way the light shone through the clouds, presenting a delicate pink around the clouds. It wasn’t visible without that filter.
It made me think about filters, and how a filter can make things appear different. Like if you kept dark sunglasses on throughout life, you’d see it as a dark place, devoid of the light and color around you.
Then I thought about light, and dark. How you cannot create darkness. Darkness is only present when light is extinguished or blocked.
Therefore in order to be the carrier of darkness, you have to be robbing light from someone else, or yourself. There’s a lot of this in the world right now.
But when you think about it… you CAN create light…. with energy! And there I had my theme for 2018. Create Energy, Create Light!
In my blog, I always strive to share good things, positive thoughts, ways to make life less stressful, and more manageable, and enjoyable for you. We will all go through trials, and I’m sure there are many more to come. But we have the power to create light.
I’m working to create lots of exciting things in 2018 to bring you light and joy. So welcome 2018, and as always, thanks for being a loyal reader!