And the evening and the morning were the third day.
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
What have you done this day, week, year, to shine some light on someones life. It doesn’t have to be a “big light”, just a tiny light that puts a smile on someones face and lets them know that somewhere, someone is thinking of them.
I haven’t done any “big” dramatic lights, but I try to do tiny little lights. I like to send cards out to people. And I like to send letters, just notes, post cards sometimes even e-mails and e-cards if I’m short of time (I know, bad excuse, but at least I did put thought into it). I always take a few extra minutes when I’m at the dollar store or the drug store and browse the card aisle. There is always a card that makes me think of someone. So I buy it and send it.
There is something soothing about the written word. That someone took the time and thought to apply pen to paper and send me tangable proof that they were thinking of me. I have a “color” board where I work. Half of it is postcards sent from friends from all over the world.
There are also photo’s of friends beads and kids and grand babies and color, color, color. Even my wall is a lovely splash of Mustard Yellow. (notice I cropped off the desktop. It’s a mess.) Anyone want to send a photo or postcard for my board, please feel free.
I’ve also started a journal for all the encouraging letters, cards and post cards sent from friends that I take to my appointments, and spend time reading them over and over. It’s such a comfort.
Just spent 3 hours cleaning and reorganizing the basement. Got a really good start at it. Decided to make it more “user friendly” for getting to my glass rods and frit. Moved a shelf closer to the torch so I can reorganize my colors. When you accumulate your glass a bit at a time, then you have a hard task keeping it organized. After 6 years of shoving it “where it fits” in the cabinet, I’m actually updating my color book for my Moretti glass. I haven’t added new colors since 2005. I’m kinda slow. Anyway, I’ve rested for a bit. Well, the boys and I have. It’s 12:30ish so I need to check mom’s TV stations are on. And I think I’ll wash and put up some more glass. Just taking it slow and easy.
Don’t just put some light in someones life today, be a light.