Our Light

I was thinking of how to start.  That is always the part of the writing that is the most vexing.  The starting.  Once I have started, it flows and rambles and often times doubles back on itself, but it does get to the point I was trying to make.  The starting though, sometimes I have to think how I really want to say something, or if it is worth saying at all.  Those are the times that I often look for inspiration.  Inspiration comes from many places and today came from this quote:

At times our own light goes out
and is rekindled by a spark from another person.
Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude
of those who have lighted the flame within us.
– Albert SchweitzerI

I have to admit; my list is a long one.  Everyone in my life has rekindled my spark at one time or another, and I hope that I have done the same for them.  Often, the people we are closest to, the ones we spend the most time with, they are the ones who rekindle our spark the most.  For me, it is my husband.  Now…he can also pour water on it, but usually he lights a flame within me.

He makes me want to be a better person.  Sometimes he has to pull it out of me, but somehow he always gets me to do it.  He thinks that I can do anything…most days I am not sure, but he is 100% positive that I can do whatever it is.  He thinks that I am a really good person too.  Sometimes, I fail at that, but I try.  He also thinks that I am smarter than I think I am.  He believes in me.  He makes me want to try…He also makes me afraid to try.  I always think: What if I let him down?

In the end though, even if I get angry and bitch and moan about it, I do try.  I do the thing that he is wanting and usually I succeed.  And there he stands with a grin on his face saying, “See, I told you that you could do it.”  I usually want to hit him at that moment,  (how come he is right so often?) but then I am thankful that he pushed me out of my comfort zone a little bit.

I have lived a life full of people that I am grateful to have spent time with.  Each and every person that I have met, has been in my life for a reason.  Most good, some…  I only hope that I have rekindled even one spark for one person along my way.  If I have done that…that is all that I can really ask.

I hope that each one of you have a great evening and I wanted to share a couple of shots of the sunset tonight.  Sometimes it is about the clouds more than the sun.  Talk to you soon!


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