I’m eternally curious, much to the frustration of my parents, and some of my friends.
I often wonder, if we could peek inside the windows that represent the lives of others, what we would see? I also wonder what others would see if they had the opportunity to peek into my life- what my life says about me- what my actions and reactions project to others?
“Life is not a ‘brief candle.’ It is a splendid torch that must be made to burn as brightly as possible before it is handed on to the next generation.” -George B. Shaw
Some of you may have known my original blog- the title was “Let Your Light Shine”. It represents many things to me, but mostly it reminds me to ‘shine on’ in spite of what speedbumps or roadblocks life may send my way. There are times when in order to do that, I must retract, rethink and create a new game plan, and others when I rally around those I love the most, reaching out to them for their help and wisdom, aways knowing that even in those darkest days, there are good things happening.
Today, I was going through some old emails, and came across these words of ‘wiz’dom from Spark People.
Light is meant to be shared. If you try to hoard it or keep it covered, out of everyone’s sight, you’ll just end up smothering it. Try to close it in your fist so it doesn’t get away, and it burns you. You can’t possess light. All you can do is appreciate it, use it and help others use it, too. In the same way, your life is also meant to be shared. Many people look upon their lives as something that must be jealously protected and stowed away. They block out others and are afraid to share their time. What happens? Their spark suffocates. But there are others who have an abundance mentality. They believe, correctly so, that there’s plenty of life to go around, that all flames get brighter when we share them. They know that when we invest energy in others, we get even more in return. Don’t sacrifice your chance at a bonfire because you’re too busy trying to keep a tiny match from going out.
My Gratitude List for May 6, 2009.
Today I’m Grateful For:
The burn on my hand this morning when I spilled coffee on it, not being much worse than it was.
“Home Alone” time.
Marcel coming to my ‘rescue’ when I spilled coffee on my hand.
Fresh Cod Fish for tonight’s dinner.