Saturday, June 14, 2014

Your Added Light

Jane struggled out of bed late in the morning - or was it early afternoon? She didn't know. She felt depressed. Nothing would go right today. She already knew it. After her coke, she looked out the window to see swans swimming on the river. That's pretty, she thought. She noticed a humming bird at her feeder. As she sat on her porch in the afternoon, she watched some girls playing a game of tag. She smiled and waved. Later a friend came to sit in the rocker next to her and told her how lonely she was. More bad news. She hated bad news. Jane tended her grandson for an hour. That night Jane flopped into bed after flicking off her electronics. Nothing good ever happens to me, she thought. Depression just plagues me.

Jane added light to the world in several ways, but she didn't even know it. Let's see how.

To love beauty is to see the light. Victor Hugo. 

She watched the swans caring for their young.  

Humming bird hovers around a feeder in the early morning and late evening hours.
God's creations are endlessly beautiful.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King Jr.

She smiled and waved at the girls.

She watched the children play a game.

She cared for someone.

Each one of us brings light into our lives every day.  Just like Jane did. Stop and look for your goodness.

Reflect on the light you added today and give thanks for your ability to do so. You will discover greater light inside every time. And so will Jane


  1. I read this post earlier today and it has been on my mind since that time. "Reflect on the light you added today & give thanks for our ability to do so." Even before I read these words, I could clearly see how Jane's life impacted her friend, her grandkids and the girls playing. We may not have people around as much as we did in our younger days, but our lives are still blessing others, just in a different way now. I see my life a little differently after having read your blog. I see my life as having purpose, even in the simple things in life. You are definitely a light. Bless you.

    1. Thanks so much for your comment. My daily prayer is that I may make a small difference in someone's life every day. You are an answer to my prayers. Bless you for your goodness.

  2. You have such a beautiful way telling a great story. I loved the thoughts in this one. I feel so grateful to have you as a friend; you have taught me much through your writings and our visits.
    Blessings and hugs for you!

    1. What a blessing you are in my life. Lots of love