The Lightbulb Analogy

I spend a lot of time cooking and baking. In my kitchen, there is one window and six large high-hats (light fixtures that go inside the ceiling) that bring light into the area. This weekend Gus went to the store to buy a few things and brought back some lightbulbs. He then proceeded to change lights that were out around the house. He came into the kitchen and changed three lightbulbs… Wow, it was so bright!!! I hadn’t even realized any lights were out and that I was cooking in “darkness.” I am so thankful for Gus, because of his thoughtfulness I am enjoying a greater degree of light in the kitchen. I don’t know about you, but I can really appreciate cooking when I have more light in the kitchen! This made me realize our life can be like this sometimes. We are so busy cooking and getting things done, that we become too familiar with our surroundings. When that happens, we seldom notice the “lights go out.” It’s not until someone brings light into our life that we can fully live!

It’s not until someone brings light into our life that we can fully live! Shirley Solis, Tweet This
That is why it’s so important to have others around us… Good friends and family are there to notice if we need a little more light. After all, our life should be a progression of letting our light shine brighter day after day. When circumstances dim our surroundings, others step in and say, “let me help you with this dark area that you haven’t noticed.” They bring AWARENESS to that dark spot clouding our vision. That Awareness is the first step to making bringing clarity and hope.
Our life should be a progression of letting our light shine brighter day after day... Shirley Solis, Tweet This
We may not always like it when someone points out a dark spot in our life. But, we should be thankful to know a person noticed and cares enough to tell us. Take it from me…cooking and baking with light is SO much better!!

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