In today’s world, there is undoubtedly a lot of sadness, confusion, dangerous situations, homelessness, those who are lost, those who are dealing with devastating illnesses, weariness, grieving the loss of a loved one, and those who have lost faith, hope, and love. I know I’m starting this story on the heavy side, but bear with me; I promise by the end, things will turn around.
I have often asked myself, what can I do to make a difference in someone’s life? I like to take it one step further and ask, what can we all do to make a difference? And yet, I ask one more; how do we begin to make the difference?
Each day when I get up and listen to the news, I get discouraged. I know there are a lot of good loving people in the world; however, there are also many people on the wrong path.
I have been blessed with a strong faith. It might waver from time to time, but it is always with me. I try my best to help others in any way I can. I believe that when we reach out to help those who are lost find their way, show kindness, accept all, spread joy, and care for and love those we meet, our heart becomes our light, a light that shines brightly like the summer sun on a summer day.
Can you imagine the difference we all could make if we turned on our light when we meet a new person, or when we are approached by difficult people? Do you remember the song, “This Little Light of Mine”?
Maybe if we shine our light and keep it shining, more people will believe in the goodness and beauty around them. Perhaps the rays that radiate from our hearts will get others curious about making a change. Changes leading to happier lives for all.
Your loving heart can become a beacon for all those who are lost or facing illnesses. Your kindness can fill an empty heart and help to restore joy, hope, faith, and love. Turn on your light, and let it shine! Then wait and see what happens. Those hearts you have touched might become like beautiful flowers growing, loving, and sharing their light with others. Now, wouldn’t that be wonderful?
My name is Cynthia Jean DeLuca. I am a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. I believe in following your dreams and never giving up! Helping others is very important to me, for when we help others, we help ourselves. It is my hope to make a difference in the lives of children and grown-ups. My hobbies are writing, quilting and painting. I am a novice at all three but, enjoy them immensely. I grew up on a farm with no indoor plumbing and no heat in our upstairs. I love life and have a very strong faith. Working on inspirational short stories for grown- ups. Love to speak on topics that touch my heart.
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