We don’t know our future. None of us knows what tomorrow will bring. There are no guarantees it will come. But we have today. So, what are you doing today? How are you spending your time? Are you so wrapped up in what’s going on in your life that you never see the people around you? Are you taking time to love and share your light?
We all have responsibilities, jobs, bills, children and spouses that demand our immediate attention. In reality, we have to go to work, take care of the kids and pay the bills or there will be very undesirable consequences. It’s easy to fall into a mode of reaction rather than one of planning and action. Sometimes we feel it’s all we can do to take care of those basic things but it’s essential that we find the way to shine our light on others as we go about our days.
You may think; how can I possibly spend time shining my light on others when I’m left in darkness at the end of the day? Sometimes it takes giving away your light to realize that there are endless reserves if you just look in the right direction.
If you are in a place where you feel you have no light to shine then you are probably in a hole. You have sunk into a pit where you can’t see past the things that occupy your mind. All you can see are the walls that surround you.
It’s only when we escape that pit and get out of our own heads that we understand that we had the abundance of light all along. It’s inside us. We all have it. It was always there, within us! All we need to do is look up to see it.
Recently a friend shared with me how a brief conversation we had almost 2 years ago helped her. She was going through cancer treatments at the time and something about our conversation inspired her. It’s interesting because although I do remember talking with her, I can’t recall what I said. To me, it didn’t seem all that significant, but to her it’s a good memory. I had no idea that it was something that helped her. I am so thankful that I took the time that day to speak with her.
Take the time for seemingly insignificant acts of kindness because simple things can generate untold inspiration and encouragement. Sometimes it may be the pure act of sharing a warm smile, opening a door, giving a warmhearted hug or even having a short phone conversation with someone that makes a huge difference their life.
Look up and find your light! You have experiences and perspectives that nobody else has ever had and only you can share your journey in the way that is uniquely yours. You may never learn how much you help someone by shining your light on them but I promise, if you do it, you will make an extraordinary difference in someone else’s life.
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