I am sure it will come as no surprise to any of you that life can be hard. That said, I hope that each of us can identify, at least, one person that makes it easier. That person that is able to shine the light in the dark places for us, when we cannot find them ourselves.
We all deserve that, and I have even given sessions on that very topic to session participants on how to identify and “collect” those people for our kids and our families. Yet, sometimes, in seeking the light for others, we can let it slip our minds, that we have the opportunity to be that light for others as well.
Who is it in your life that could use a little light shined in the dark spaces? How can we shine our own lights, however dim they may feel, in a way that allows it to brighten the day of someone who may not need it, even if we don’t know who that person is.
The good news is- I don’t think there is anything we actually need to do. By living our authentic selves, and living our lives as big as we feel comfortable living it and having opportunities to do that, we shine. And what shines attracts others and they will find the light they need, maybe without us even knowing it. And that is a beautiful thing.
Keep shining, my friends. The world needs your light as much as we sometimes need it from others.
Kristin Enriquez has dedicated her life's work to children with learning challenges and helping people work together to realize each student's potential. She is the proud mother of 4 children, one of which has Down syndrome. She is not an experienced blogger, or a professional website creator, but she does "tell it like it is," is a collector of facts, and loves sharing the amazing experiences and knowledge that have found her along the way,