Day 5 – Shine

Day 5

This little light of mine I’m going to let it shine

This little light of mine I’m going to let it shine

 Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!

Did you sing these words in your childhood? If you are familiar with it – you will also remember shouting “OH NO!” when the song lyrics asked if you were going hide your little light.  Memories of childrens voices flood my thoughts when I reminisce about that old song from my youth.  It was probably one of the first songs I learned. It will be going through my head all day now!

For most children – “shining” is something that comes naturally. As we grow up and accumulate life experiences, we learn to “veil” our joy, our enthusiasm and openness.  We learn to be mannered and appropriate.  Then, we get BUSY – the usual state for us BIG people. And we forget how to shine.

How can you shine today? You have light to share regardless of what life has asked you to bear. It does not have to be a BIG message light – a smile, a word of kindness, a choice to look someone in the eye or a gentle touch – can be your light today. The interesting thing about bringing light into darkness is that ALL around are touched by it!  Smile and engage with kindness with someone and the reflected light will brighten your heart as well.

There is another song that many of you know … It talks of lighting your candle, shining in the darkness and changing the world.  Remember to do that today – it is a gift from your heart. It will change your world and all who are touched by it. Light your candle – SHINE.

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