I’m sure you’ve heard the little song This Little Light of Mine. Take a listen now! (It’s a “toe tapper”!) This song never fails to bring a smile to my face!
While we might think of this as a kid’s song – and I do love to hear children sing it – it really has a message for all of us, even those of us in the Celebrating70 community! When we “shine our light” we share our knowledge, our experience, our talents, our time, our energy, our caring, and much more.
Just think about it. We could make it our goal that:
Everywhere I go, I’m gonna let it shine.
All up in my house, I’m gonna let it shine.
Out there in the dark, I’m gonna let it shine.
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!
So…just how are we “gonna” let our light shine? Will we call a friend we haven’t talked to in way too long? Will we volunteer a bit of time for an organization we admire? (I volunteer for the Make-A-Wish foundation!) Will we reach out to someone going through a difficult time and ask, “How can I help?” Or maybe we’ll simply put a big smile on our face and say hello to a couple of folks who look like they could use a kind word. Even the smallest gestures make a difference and we’re setting a great example for others to follow. In today’s very difficult world, letting our light shine could have a much more far-reaching impact than we can imagine.
From another perspective, letting our lights shine doesn’t just help others. It can provide meaning in our lives and “satisfy the soul.” It feels good inside to make a difference, no matter how small.
Yes, this little light of mine…I’m gonna let it shine!
How ’bout you? Any ideas on how you can let your light shine???