Yesterday our family took a walk in the woods. It was so nice and relaxing. I can’t imagine not being able to enjoy the outdoors. It calms the soul.
My daughter and I went to a movie several months ago called “Midnight Sun.” I do recommend it, just make sure to have your tissues in hand.
Its about a girl with a rare disease, called xeroderma pigmentosum , or simply known as the XP disorder. Yes, it is a real thing, a rare blood disorder. Sadly it is a fatal genetic disorder. I had heard long ago about this disorder, I remember watching a documentary about it. The children that have it become children of the night. This girl used to take her guitar and go out at night sitting under the stars and playing her music.
The movie makes you think about how much we take for granted! Think of all the things you do outside. What if you couldn’t do them? A simple walk in the woods or through a garden, can be so harmful to the ones suffering from this disorder. Just a brief walk down the block can have fatal consequences.
I think of how easy it is for us sometimes to get so caught up in all the things that we do inside that we forget there even is an outdoors to enjoy. When we walked outside after watching that movie, and as we dried our tears, the sun felt so much more intense. The deep blue color of the sky seemed more vivid and the fluffy white clouds looked a little more fluffy.
Breathe in the wonder of nature when outside. We really are surrounded by a wonderful world, don’t take it for granted. Appreciate it and remember there are so many things we take for granted in this world that others would be so very grateful for! I admit I complained some about how very humid it is today, we are having a scorcher of a week-end, but … there are people out there who would absolutely love to feel the heat of the sun shine on them and to see its beauty.