PeaceJoy wrote:or I can just try to be a spot of sunlight in the middle of darkness
That's my job. No title needed. And, it's always fulfilling and satisfying to me.
Life seems to be always hiring in that department!
We get back what we give away. The more often I can be a spot of sunlight in darkness -- the more sunlight that shines into my own darkness.
I don't give it away to get it back. I just give it away to give it away -- because that's what I learned to do -- to stay sober. And, it's kind of weired. All this stuff I do -- just to stay sober -- brings so much sunlight and so many wonderful blessings into my life -- unexpectedly -- that it keeps me in amazement.
I get my own spells of darkness. Right now it's physical stuff that I don't seem to be able to do much about. But, I keep trying. Trying is better than dying in my book.
And, during these physical dark spells I can use all the sunlight that I can give away!
Nothing seems to bless my heart so much -- as when I walk into a store, or a restaurant, or anywhere -- and some young person will be there all cheerful and trying to share sunlight with everyone. Trying to be helpful. Encouraging. And, inspirational. It just totally tickles me all inside me when I encounter those kinds of folks.
So... "Blessed are those -- who bring the Sunlight! For their Lights will always shine!"