The winter undoubtedly thwarts many outdoor plans in most parts of the country. If you don’t believe me, just wait until the first warm weekend in February. There will be more lawnmowers heard than any other time of the year. It’s not that they want to mow their lawn, but it’s just that they have cabin fever. Another problem with the winter is the amount of light in each day. There have been several times when one could hunt all day and stay out less than twelve hours. That means twelve hours in the dark. And even some people think I live most of my life “in the dark,” I’m not ready to do it literally. I guess you could say this time of the year we must live our lives in a cold and dark place. That doesn’t sound too exciting. And the truth is depression is far more likely to occur during these cold and dark days than when it is warm and sunny. There is no doubt we are built for the light.
Light was one of the very first creations of God. It is pretty obvious why – without it we wouldn’t be able to see all the other creations. The beauty of the mountains, trees, plants, and animals would never be fully appreciated without a light to see it by. With light, we understand those things that we see, touch, smell, and hear. It puts things in perspective and…
For the complete article, see the February 2nd edition of The Lexington Progress.