Be the light in this at times dark world

“People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within.”

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross  (1926 – 2004) Swiss American psychiatrist

Often you may find people unreasonable, down on their luck and plainly miserable.

What do they do?

Take out their misery, frustration and negativity on you.

You were having a great day and they walked into your life, and all of a sudden the world was coming to an end with a drama, expectation or disappointment. In most cases, you did not even know that it was expected of you. Then you do your best to try to meet their expectations and still there is no end to what would, could and should satisfy them.

Be the light in this at times dark world.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

Life is wonderful, beautiful and amazing, when we choose to see past the temporary temper tantrums of individuals. Train to look past petty things. Ignore the nuances of weather conditions, disappointments and imperfections.

Take the high road.
Live in your higher self.
Give people the benefit of the doubt.

To hold a grudge, to poison yourself of negativity of others and to plainly indulge in self-loathing will make your being depleted of energy.

Smile that you are six feet above the ground. Life is precious. You realize the day that you loose a loved one or get news of having a terminal illness. We are all on a borrowed time here, so be kind to yourself and each other. Practice compassion, love and forgiveness.

You are alive, healthy and loved.

Refuse to be offended.

Mother Theresa

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

 A Gift

It is because the world is so full of suffering,

That my happiness is a gift.

It is because the world is so full of poverty,

That my wealth is a gift.

It is because the world is so unfriendly,

That my smile is a gift.

It is because the world is so full of war

That my peace of mind is a gift.

It is because the world is in such despair.

That my optimism is a gift.

It is because the world is so afraid,

That my love is a gift.

William Wordsworth: The World Is Too Much with Us (1807)

The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;

Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon,
The winds that will be howling at all hours,
And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers,
For this, for everything, we are out of tune;
It moves us not.–Great God! I’d rather be

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