I love creative metaphors on life and I found one Mev Shieder had placed on Facebook while scrolling through last week. Thanks Mev for sharing!
Besides spending half my life looking for car keys, I have spent the other half searching for batteries. Finally I got smart and started buying them every time I was at the pharmacy drug store and now finally have an ample supply.
” The Flashlight and the Batteries”
When a flashlight grows dim or quits working, do you just throw it away? Of course not! You change the batteries.
When a person messes up or finds themselves in a dark place, do you cast them aside? Of course not! You help them change their batteries!
Some need AA -attention and affection; some need AAA -attention, affection, and acceptance; some need C-compassion; some need D-direction.
And if they still don’t seem to shine-simply sit with them quietly and share your light.
I love that story-what a great lesson to remember!
Yesterday Jo Dufford experienced an ” Aha” moment after reading the post on the light/shadow connection… and the bogeyman!
” When I was small, I was never afraid of a bogey man-just the dark. One night I kept telling my sister, in the other bed, that I thought there was someone by my bed, so PLEASE turn on the light!
After several futile pleas, my sister disgustedly told me the light had been on for five minutes-I needed to remove my head from beneath the covers and open my eyes!
Jo realized suddenly from that old memory… maybe that ‘s the difference in seeing shadows and/ or seeing the light! It depends on what we are searching for and then how we see it-our own unique perceptions . Just another thought on light and shadows.
So until tomorrow…
” Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh