Wednesday, December 22, 2021

December 22--Bringing Light

It is better to light a candle that curse the darkness.  --Adlai Stevenson

Leta's random solo thoughts:
    Be the change we want to see in the world... bring light into dark places. 
    Turn on the light rather than complain that you can't see. 
    If you don't like something, figure out how to change it for the better, and do it. 
    You can't solve a problem with the same consciousness that created it. 
    Whining never solved anything. 
    You can work with a good attitude (light) or a bad attitude (darkness)--you ALWAYS have a choice. 
    Complaining gets you nowhere, and likely drives off friends. 
    Problem-solving is a very valuable skill. 
    Successful people are those who have chosen to light the candle. 
    I ran across this adorable poem by Lois Smith (age 13) from a book titled "Favourite Prayers" compiled by Deborah Cassidi:

          The Prayer of the Turtle  
O God, let me be free of this weighty shell upon my back.
When I'm swimming freely in the cool dark water
It is a great discomfort to be weighted down
By this, this piece of bone. 
But if I didn't have a shell...
I wouldn't be a turtle! Amen. 
    Each of us has our own unique light--shine brightly!

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