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Shine Where You May

Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.

ANNE LAMOTT

via Gratefulness.org

On an average day, the very idea of trying to make the world a better place exhausts me. We have so much in our world that is bad or wrong or at the very least, questionable and in need of further exploration. How do I fix it all?

Answer: I don’t.

No, that doesn’t render me powerless, but I can’t make everything right, either. It’s a lesson I have to keep learning over and over. If I try to do everything, I will end up doing nothing well. Stress will eat up my good intentions and very possibly my physical health. I can have the biggest effect, can change the world the most, by working on myself and the tasks that are in my corner of the world. Sometimes that corner will keep expanding until it makes up a large sphere of influence. But it starts with me, shining my light as brightly as I can, letting people see the light that I have to offer and trusting that will have an effect.

Go forth and shine. You illuminate more of the world than you know.

Kimberly can see you shining from here.

 

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