Some are burdened with great purpose, and that purpose can be hard to understand. It can take us a while to figure out exactly what is in store for us, what the plan is and where we fit in.
We spend our years putting it all together, although it’s there all along.
And we start to realize that with that purpose comes with responsibility. We have to make the decisions and the sacrifices that others won’t or aren’t able to.
We ask ourselves, “what makes me so different? why me? why not me?”
These questions will make their way in and out of your thinking, and if not careful, they become weeds growing around the flowers of assurance.
When we are young, and we follow our passions and our instincts, things make sense and we lack inhibition.
As we get older and we see more of the world, our eyes are opened.
With the good that we see in the world, we are also exposed to the bad. We are exposed to the evil, the greed, the heartless, and the inhumane. It’s inevitable.
And these dark shadows cast wide and large. It can be frustrating, distracting, discouraging, and misleading.
My favorite poem quotes, “But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism(The Desiderata).”
With that darkness, we must also search for the light. The light is always there.
When you choose to kiss instead of strike, the light shines.
When you choose to hug instead of push away, the light shines.
When you commit one act out of kindness, and you recognize true justice as the solution, you shine a light.
When you go against popular vote, and do what is needed and what will go unnoticed, you shine the brightest and longest lasting light of all.
Dark falls very quickly, but light travels.
You’re a superhero. Continue to light up the darkness, and understand that your purpose is long lasting. When you feel like giving in and the responsibility is heavy, please consider the load you’re carrying.-Light for all.