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 especially like this quote from Albert Schweitzer. It reminds me of the immeasurable influence and power each of us has to lift another. Weeks prior to Thanksgiving, I was focused on past memories and lost in the emptiness without my parents. I felt swallowed in grief and in longing for my familiar.
Yet everywhere I turned was someone ready to support me, remind me of the truth, or to share their light and love with me in the moment.
Whether it was a patient ear, an empathetic message, or a loving hug, I sensed a constant energy holding me up and reminding me that life is good.
I have so much to be grateful for ~ past, Present, and future!
Today I Celebrate my gratitude for you ~ my friends and family.
Thank you for "being the spark" that reignites my heart, again and again.