Be A Light

Be a light

As I am writing this, I am staring out my window on this lovely sunny day.  Not a cloud in the sky.  The sunlight beaming through the trees and sparkling on the river.  Light is healing.  Light is a guide.  Light can spread like rapid fire.  

There is a song out right now called’ Be A Light’ by Thomas Rhett. The song includes artists: Keith Urban, Chris Tomlin, Reba McEntire, and Hillary Scott.   The words of this song are so inspiring.  Here is a sample:

In a world full of hate, be a light
When you do somebody wrong, make it right
Don’t hide in the dark, you were born to shine
In a world full of hate, be a light

Everyday, I do my best to ‘Be A Light’ to others.  I smile at strangers. I am welcoming at work. I encourage my family and friends as much as needed or as much as I possibly can.  I try to spread hope and joy throughout my conversations and/or via social media.  The world is full of negativity – maybe even more so right now.  It’s there.  Staring right at you through your TV, news programs, newspapers, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, your workplace, or the grocery store.  If you look, it’s there.  But!  So is positivity.  It’s in those same locations.  Negativity is really just a habit.

To quote Joyce Meyer:  “a negative mind produces negative words and, consequently, a negative life. Our words can actually become traps that cause us to continue our cycle of negative thoughts and actions”. 

What we focus on will be the centre of our lives.  If you focus on a negative news article, or a negative comment on Facebook, or what an unhappy customer said at the grocery store, you will tend to speak or act negatively.  If you focus on being a light in someone’s life – being a light in your own life, your world will become a much happier place.  

you are the light

It may take some extra effort to be a light. It may require you to concentrate a bit more on being positive, but the more you try the easier it gets.  It will eventually become natural and less forced.  It will become an every day occurrence to spread hope and joy, to smile at your neighbour, to help someone at the grocery store, or simply offer some encouragement to someone in need.  

Now more than ever, we need people shedding light.  We need others to provide hope and love.  We need to focus on the good and the positive.  Every day, I try to share on social media a hopeful statistic (regarding our current Covid-19 events).  If it only helps one person, I’ve done my job.  The world may be in a heavy place at the moment, but it will become lighter.  Light always wins.  

Let light shine out of darkness – 2 Corinthians 4:6

So, how will you be a light today?  Need some help, ideas, or ways you can let your light shine? Here are a few ideas:

  • Pick up flowers for a neighbour
  • Call a friend and laugh
  • Be extra welcoming to your next customer at work
  • Think positive thoughts
  • Stop reading Main Stream Media
  • Read a positive devotional; one from Joyce Meyer
  • Sing
  • Help your spouse if they are overwhelmed
  • Start a gratitude journal (list 5 things you are grateful for each day)

Above are just a few ideas or ways to start seeing the light – start being the light – and start sharing the light.  

You are meant to shine, so go and be that light for someone who is stuck in the shadows.  Show them they too can shine. 

Need some encouragement?  I’m simply one click away to help.  Click below on the sun if you are in need of some extra rays of hope.  

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