I think nothing sweeter could be said than: You bring sunshine to others. That is the award gift that Balisha gave to me. The award reads: "You are Sunshine, On a Cloudy Day!" I think the same about Balisha and her blog, Never Enough Time, so literally, I could give the award back to her as well.
But, unbeknown to her, this award has special meaning to me, this giving sunshine on a cloudy day. Sunshine is so important to my health that any cloudy day puts me in my lethargic mode and sometimes physical pain.
I am one of the approximately half a million people who suffer of Seasonal Affective Disorder, better known as SAD.
To learn more and for a list of its symptoms go to this link for the following information is blatantly copied from:
What is SAD?"SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) is a type of winter depression that affects an estimated half a million people every Winter between September and April, in particular during December, January and February.
It is caused by a biochemical imbalance in the hypothalamus due to the shortening of daylight hours and the lack of sunlight in winter.
For many people SAD is a seriously disabling illness, preventing them from functioning normally without continuous medical treatment.
For others, it is a mild but debilitating condition causing discomfort but not severe suffering. We call this subsyndromal SAD or 'winter blues.'"
I am in the first group. If you get wintertime blues, I hope you are in the second. And, if my feeble attempt at writing brings anyone a mood lift, that makes me happy, too. Thank you, Balisha.