Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Let The Light Shine
Diamonds don't show well in a dark room. Roses need the sun. Friendships need smiles. Courtesy needs to be responded to. Little joys need to be noticed. I remember one of my first piano lessons. "Little drops of water, tiny grains of sand, make the mighty ocean and the bounteous land." Big things are made of little things. I have been hearing that psychologists are studying happiness more than ever before. They have found that looking for small things to be thankful for on a daily basis will act like a beacon of happiness. The more you look for things for which you are thankful the more you will find. The light of those discoveries will illuminate your life and that of others. The "gratitude attitude" will energize you, give you the spark of magic that will help you move towards a more fulfilling life. If you make a mistake you actually can be thankful you found out about it before it became worse. You can be thankful you were smart enough to recognize it, that you were honest enough to admit it, that you have the courage to fix it, that you have the strength of character to go on past that mistake, that you have the self love to heal from it. Sometimes you can even be thankful that you had enough of a sense of humor to make a joke about the mistake. You are a multi-faceted gem. You need the light in order to sparkle. Let thankfulness be the spark of magic that helps you shine.