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Maybe You Didn’t Realize How Much You Light Up Everyone Around You

Happy New Year! 🎊

There’s hope and promise in the air and I just know it will help us lift our wings to soar to new heights, explore new terrains, and achieve greater experiences. 

I would like to share something with you to help celebrate the new year, and the new you. 

For some reason, I decided to keep this in a folder. Maybe I was waiting for the right time. Maybe I didn’t feel like it would resonate. I don’t know why, but it certainly feels that this is the moment to finally share it.

“The Light” is a poem written when pandemic lockdowns were coming to an end and the world was starting to open. It was an opportunity for bittersweet reflection, one that I’m sure hit each one of us differently.

Time has passed. But it was, and still is, a moment for reflection. Take it.

Reflect upon your past. Take stock of your gifts and your collection of learnings. Contemplate your dreams and goals. Break them down into steps that illuminate your new path. Then leave the past where it is and step toward a better tomorrow…take one step at a time.

To paraphrase a quote by Roy T. Bennett from his beloved book, “The Light in the Heart,” once you realize you deserve a bright future, let go of the past, it will be the best choice you will ever make. 

Let’s go…

The Light

Somehow the words, “light at the end of the tunnel” don’t capture the charged-up lightning inside each of us.

And somehow the idea of a “silver lining” doesn’t quite underscore the unspoken beauty in this solitary year.

As the great re-emergence unfolds, take pause, and learn how to savor these moments.

Cherish this rare era of seclusion, for you will not see it again until much later in life.

Relish in the gifts of time, when everything stopped, offering an extraordinary respite and a golden reset for those with open minds and open hearts.

It’s here, and only here, where we can discover how to shape a new genre of possibilities.

It’s now when we choose to change our path forward, to not return to yesterday’s definition of normal, even once the world reopens and races itself toward some semblance of normalcy.

If a brighter world is to come to light, the future needs its architects and engineers. And humanity needs its empaths and crusaders.

Perhaps you are the very person you’ve been waiting to lead the way.

Remember, even when you feel alone in your beliefs or vision, there’s no need to fear.

You are far from alone.

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