They want to raise global awareness by focusing on the topic of light science and its applications and how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture and health.
It is the year for thoughts and discussion around light to fill minds with bright opportunities and ‘light-bulb moments’.
Well that is quite a statement isn't it!
Light plays a very important role in my life.
My life hasn't always been as happy as it is now. Many years ago I was caught in a very dark tunnel, all consumed with sadness and fearing I would never see the light at the end of the tunnel again.
I was struggling with a mental illness, my heart had been broken and I was ready to give up......it seemed like an endless state of despair.
Hitting rock bottom and surviving gave me the jolt I needed to ask for help from counsellors and anti-depressant drugs and also volunteering played a big role in my recovery. Finally I had to find a way to remove myself from the people who upset me and take some control back.
Ever so slowly I regained my self-worth and that all important light returned to my life.
Light now fills my soul, as I hope it does yours, my dear blog friends.
"Mental illness is the last frontier. The gay thing is part of everyday life now on a show like 'Modern Family', but mental illness is still full of stigma. Maybe it it time for that to change"
~~ Eric McCormack
"Don't you know yet? It is your Light that lights the worlds" ~~ Rumi