“There are only two ways of spreading light–to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”
This is the season of light, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, or even hark back to the bonfires that marked winter solstice. This is the season we fill with sparkle and glitter, candles and strings of lights. This is the time when we think of family and friends whether near by or far away or, sadly, long departed.
In the middle of the winter, we stop and pause and reflect on the Light of Love. We share gifts and memories and look for opportunities to show others how much we appreciate them with words, gifts, or acts of kindness.
This year, remember that you are a light. Every time you do your business with ethics and integrity instead of the way “everyone else does it, “you are bringing light to a world too full of hustle and short-cuts. Every time you do what’s right instead of what’s easy, you are bringing light to others by your shining example. Every time you wipe off your worried, hurried, knitted brow and choose to smile, you are creating light in your face and the faces of others. You are the candle and others will mirror your attitude.
Being grateful for our many blessings is a fundamental start to living lives guided by love, but reflecting that gratitude and love outwardly in our words and deeds can truly make the world a better place. We can light our own little corner of work and family even if we can’t be players on the world stage. And that, truly, is a gift worth giving.
I wish you all health, happiness, and love this holiday season.