Let's spread our arms wide today and celebrate the external light and the light within.  Most important - let's just shine and reflect light every way we can!

Let’s spread our arms wide today and celebrate the sun and the light within each of us. Most important – let’s just shine and sparkle and reflect light every way we can!

“There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”
Edith Wharton

Light is life.  Today is the Summer Solstice.  One article I read suggested going on a naked run. (I’ll leave that decision up to you!)  All I know is that Its the longest day of the year, and I’m always wishing for more hours in the day.  Today is the most I’ll get all year,  so I’m going to use this day to celebrate life and light and joys of this season.  Sometime today, I’m going to get outside and just put my head back, my arms out  and appreciate the life-giving sun.

The light from the sun and the light within us (the Spirit) give life.  Even during divorce, there is still light and each of us can decide what to do with the light every day. Are we going to shine?  Are we going to fill our thoughts and our minds and our hearts with Good or with the not so good? With joy or with sorrow? With hope or with despair? Even though it seems that circumstances determine what our day will be like, in reality it is our attitude. The things that are behind us can be faced and dealt with and finally put to rest. They are just that … behind us. The things that are still before us will mostly be determined by what’s in our heart at this moment. We have no guarantee about the future. But we do have the power to decide what will rule our hearts in this life-filled moment. Decide to live the best, most beautiful, most sparkly life you can today. Decide to appreciate and take heart from the small pleasures in this long day. Remember, you have the power of new life within you every single minute of today. Use that power to shine!

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”
I Peter 2:9 (NIV)