Just some thoughts...

Every day, as I write Poetiquejustis, I pray it will be a blessing to someone.
Today, I hope it is you.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Light: Handle with Care

We' ll leave a light on for you

Tom Bodett

Light is a funny thing

It can illuminate or blind

It can burn or warm

It is all in how you use it.

When I get a facial (as the years pass that happens a lot more frequently with markedly less results.)

the esthetician puts a huge light on my face for the single purpose of exposing every flaw and problem.

Not my favorite part of the process....

Well meaning but hurtful people can be like that as well.

They are people who race in to your life with a huge spotlight (conveniently turned away from themselves)

declare all the ills they see in you and the rest of the world,

call it tough love

only then to flounce off in a haze of self righteousness thinking "job well done!"

Oh dear....that kind of " light" only leaves people blind and hurt and looking for cover.

But have you also met those who bring that light of warmth and peace and hope that makes others want to grow

That's the good stuff!

So go!

Be a light for someone….be a kind light…a soft light…a light that brings hope, not pain.

Then stand with that person and watch the darkness disappear

for both of you.

And that's poetiquejustis