Saturday, December 14, 2013

be a light

mary jane dodd

while the holidays are a special time of year, it isn't necessarily joyful for everyone. it can bring up feelings of sadness, loneliness... 

gifts are thoughtful and generous - but so is your attention and time. be a light for someone this season - share with them your love.

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we know
we know.

and  yet we fight it.

fragile strength talisman - shine - mjd 2013

to know light, 

we must know darkness.

in the depths of the pit,
when it rises past your nose
and your eyes are at risk of sinking beneath
that which is known
and that which is unknown,

you'll see it. 

the light.

it may be small,
seem dim,
but it's there. 

it is all you need to begin the ascent. 

you define how you rise. 

mjd - 2013

and while the work is yours, 
you have never been alone.

as it grows in strength
you notice, 
it's no longer in front of you,
but within you. 

what you saw from the deep
was the light of another.

the opportunity is revealed - 
with your strengthening glow
will you show the way
to another who is lost? 

mjd - 2013

shine on.



4 comments:

Alice said...

A lovely post and a great reminder that we must walk a mile in their shoes to understand their pain.

I love your 'Be a Light' suggestion, but not just for the holidays, but all year long.

Keith@ Vintage Crab Jewelry said...

Simply beautiful.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Beautiful post
Nicole/Beadwright

Libellula Jewelry said...

Your beautiful writings remind me of Gibran.

http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/joy-and-sorrow-chapter-viii/

Have a wonderful holiday season and may 2014 be a far better year than the last.

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