Every time you do a good deed, you shine the light a little farther into the dark. And the thing is, when you’re gone that light is going to keep shining on, pushing the shadows back. ~Charles de Lint
It is hard to remember sometimes that even the smallest of actions matter. Recently in a conversation with my step daughter she wondered, in amazement, at the idea that you could pass a yawn around the world. Yawns are indeed contagious. A yawn can pass from family to friends and on to strangers, endlessly traveling forward in time, until the yawn that may have begun with you has returned again.
I like to think its the same with smiles and kinda actions. With embraces and greetings. When we fill our actions with love and our intentions with kindness we shine a little more light into the shadows of the world as Charles de Lint aptly phrased.
I keep this idea close to my heart remembering that the intentions I set for the present create lasting echoes into the future. They ripple forward with their essence influencing moments not yet passed. It is with this knowledge that I work hard to greet each day with optimism and a quite promise to myself to love without boundary, forgive with out a grudge and live with empathy and compassion. It is my hope that by setting these intentions everyday that I will make the world a better place. That like that yawn I will pass forward, through small actions, a compassion that will shine a light in the darkest corners.
Hi, I'm Liz. I like to write about life and the wisdom I cull from it. I use words and images to inspire empathy and connection with each other and the world.