I love that my first post for the new year is a Spiritual Journey post. Thank you to Holly for starting and hosting this link up. It's helped me grow in so many ways. Join us here!
Our theme for the post today is light. I keep thinking of the words of St. Francis of Assisi, "All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle." And from my favorite book in the Bible, the Psalms, "Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path." (Psalms 119: 105)
New Year's is a time of quiet reflection for me. I look back and look ahead. Last night, I lit candles. It's been such a long time since I'd lit candles...I don't know why...but the light brought me such warmth, such joy. I woke this morning and lit a candle again. And again, those feelings of warmth and joy and peace came upon me. There's something to this "light" thing.
As I write about light, I sit with it. I gaze at it. It brings me closer to the woman I want to be and closer to the life I want to live. Light will be part of my life this year...a conscious part. I will be lighting more candles...paying closer attention to the sun in the sky...looking for the light.
The light reminds me I'm not alone. The light is God...always there, always loving, always providing that warmth and peace and joy...always reminding me that the darkness will end. The light is more powerful!
On a side note, this video always makes me cry. The lighted balloons at the end take my breath away! I want to do this someday...FLY away with the LIGHT.