Monday, October 30, 2017

Rise and sine Miss Iza!

I have MY light.................

and you have Yours..........................

This is my light and it sits on my bureau. I have
painted stones for SOS to look like this candle. It is a
reminder to me to choose my light. It is  
battery operated and I make sure when it starts to
dim I change them. It is mine and no one
can turn it off. If they try to, I can and will protect it. If
somehow they are able to shut it off,
I will turn it back on because it is MINE!

Every single person 
is born with a light.

That light can be nurtured so it grows, 
or that light can be diminished.

When we are small we don't have 
a whole lot of choice who 
 takes care of our light
and sometimes the people 
who should protect our light the most; 
very simply stated, don't.

My light has changed a lot over the years
and I am here to tell you, that
YOU, yes YOU
can be and will be a bright light.........
If that is what YOU choose to be!

Here's the catch; when you get to 
a certain age, YOU are making all your
own choices. You can no longer blame
your past, it is in the past.
You are your present and you are 
your future.

For me, the dimmer my light gets
the harder it is for the world
to see it.

 The more I shine my light,
the lighter I feel.
The lighter I feel,
the brighter I shine.
The brighter I shine, 
the more light there is in the world

Darkness is only the absence of light.
When you begin to protect your light,
you will start to see the darkness disappear
and it will change how you feel.

When someone or something shows up 
and tries to put out your light,
do not let them;
protect it at all costs.

Your light is the only thing 
that no one can take from you
unless you are willing to give it away.
Once again, the choice is yours.

You have the power to shine,
Use it and treasure it or you will lose it!

Please do not give up on 
It has always been there.
Please find it and use it to guide
every step you take!
It is a lot easier to find your way 
in the light.

If you are in the dark and can't 
find your way, there are so many
people who have a really bright light, ask
 them to share theirs; I bet they will.
They know their light
 will not be diminished because
it is shining on you. 
It will become brighter.
THAT is the secret that light holds.
You have a choice to leave the dark behind.

One of the names for Jesus
(my personal favorite)
is 'Light of the world'.
We are all called by whomever
or whatever we believe is the
 creator of the light;
to see the light, be the light,
and share the light.

 I have met many people working
their recovery 
over the past several years  
and the most successful 
are those that have 
seen the light 
and are choosing to share
that light with others who 
struggle to find it.
That includes those recovering
from the trauma associated with
caring for a loved one actively using,
the loss of a loved one to addiction,
as well as those who are in the
throws of this disease themselves.

I will leave you this morning at 6:22am
as the darkness of night starts to disappear
 and I head upstairs to greet 
Miss Iza with the same greeting I
give her and I have given
all my children every other morning,

Rise & Shine!

Let there be light,


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