Let Your light shine~~~~~Susie Austin

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 Schweitzer:

I would Like you to take a few minutes today and think of the people past and present who have lighted the flame in you. It could have been a teacher, friend, sibling, parents the list can be endless. Chances are you will find many to add to your list. For today let’s reflect how these people have made a positive impact on your life. Do you remember some of the positive influences early in your life? Write them down, who they are and why. Move on through your life and try to remember specific people and how they lit the flame within you. How has this make an impact in your life? I am sure your list will grow as you begin to remember fondly these people.

The next thing I would like you to do is make a list of those you have been a positive influence in their lives. How many people can say you have you lit their flame? It may have been kindness, encouragement, influence, guidance to name a few.

I would like for you to take a few minutes from your busy day to think with gratitude of those who have influenced your life. Is it possible for you to contact them and thank them? Maybe send them today’s quote with a little note or even today’s blog.  I am always amazed at the technology of today as it allows us the freedom to find and communicate with very little effort.

You just might be able to light the flame in someone else by reminding them how they had lit the flame within you and how you were positively influenced by them.

Today have gratitude for those in your life and if you see or feel a spark flicker don’t hesitate to rekindle that flame in someone’s life. You just might find your own light grow brighter as a result.

Susie Austin



~ by coachsusie on December 12, 2007.

2 Responses to “Let Your light shine~~~~~Susie Austin”

  1. My mom passed away February 18, 2007. She was one of the most influentual people in my life. she taught me about faith, grace, forgiveness, unconditional love, music, laughter and family. this is our first christmas without her and it will be hard I’m sure. I miss her every day, but i also thank god every day for what I learned from her in my life. There is a lot on my blog about her and my family….I have much to be grateful for even though there are many times when I feel like there is a lot in life bogging me down. It’s often hard to remember what the good is when the difficult seems so overwhelming. Your excersize is a good one to refocus on what we really have in life, what we have had had and where we have come from…the good things in life. christmas is a time to be grateful for those things.

  2. that light is hard to keep lit and to have someone else rekindle it is the greatest feeling in the world…and I feel that that’s one of my callings from the lord…the be the one to light and brighten someone elses day. Thanks mom for lighting me when i need it the most!!!! Event tough I may not be as appreciateive of it, i am and i thank you so much for that!!! =)

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