It is better to light candles
than to curse the darkness.
It is better to plant seeds
than to accuse the earth.
The world needs all of our power
and love and energy,
and each of us has something
that we can give.
The trick is to find it and use it,
to find it and give it away.
So there will always be more.
We can be lights for each other,
and through each other's illumination
we will see the way.
Each of us is a seed,
a silent promise,
and it is always spring.
TERRIFIC 2'S TUESDAY / Light and Celebration
After a while the rain stopped banging on the roof, and sunlight started to shine through the cracks in the door and windows. Noah knew it was time to find out if the water had gone down
This time of year there are days that I have more light from the candles around my house than can be found from the sun shining through my windows.
Something about a flame on a candle soothes me . The scarlet blaze generates a feeling of hope, of fierce tenacity, that whispers: Hang in there.
I think that when Noah saw the sunlight he probably felt that encouragement to Hang in there too.
And in the darkness of those days, one man stood out from the crowd. Noah was a bright shining light in the prevailing moral darkness.
The gift we give each other is the light of our presence. We all have that light inside of us that can warm someone heart. A cold dreary winter day can be changed by sharing our lights with each other
Just as we light our candles, we need to keep our own inner light shining too
Light is so important to us. Light is a gift. When I thought about light, I remembered that joyful celebrations commonly involve gift giving, so they have always involved many lights. I try to keep my light shining and celebrate every day by always looking for that bright side of things that is always there if we stop and look around.
That is my 2 for this Tuesday: Light and celebration!
Remember: Do little things on a regular basis that make your loved one's light up
When they light up, it'll warm your world.
Have a TERRIFIC Tuesday everyone!