Invisible Damage

Over the last few days, the weather has been lovely and warm where I live. I’ve been able to sit out and read, even early in the morning, which is a rarity for England.

I was chatting with a friend the other day who had also been enjoying the spring sunshine. Perhaps a little too much. They had sat out to read for just a short time and got quite sunburned.

Sunshine is life giving, but also dangerous. It’s nice to soak up some Vitamin D, but we have to be careful. The invisible damage is not always seen straight away. 

I was reminded of the time I went to the Sierra Nevada in Southern Spain in January. I didn’t even think about suncream, given that it was -7 degrees centigrade all day. It was only when I came home that evening, to find my face stinging, that I saw the unseen damage.

We may be unaware of the damage certain things are having in our lives. For me in the past that has been my social media use and lack of communication in friendships and relationships.

It’s only when something drastic happens or the effects are visible that we notice the invisible damage we may be causing or experiencing.

When was a time you realised the invisible damage something was causing in your life?