Monday, April 6, 2009

Spreading the Light

A huge thank you to everyone who helped out with the Locks of Love fundraiser. It is so awesome to see all those wonderful people get together for such an awesome cause.

Turning on the computer this morning, I of course see the earthquake in Italy and all of the horrible news on my Yahoo home page. It is so hard to avoid because everywhere you look there is bad news. I love keeping up to date with current events, don't get me wrong. However, I know that seeing all of this horrible news and not seeing anything positive is what has everyone so down, negative and feeling all around crappy. You cannot help but to feel so badly for these people that are losing their homes or have lost loved ones. It is only natural to feel sad over it. Seriously though, how does feeling sad over it help us or them, in any way? We can all try to help by sending things out to them, or sending positive thoughts their way. In one of my Beliefnet articles it stated that if you cannot help out a person in need by sending money or goods, close your eyes and send light from your fingers, your heart and your toes. Feel as though you are sending light to the most darkest parts of the world. How simple is that? So I close my eyes and picture myself standing in the sand facing the sun. I spread my arms up and out as though I am reaching for the sun. I then picture light coming from my heart, my finger tips and my toes while I picture it spiraling to people in need. If I can help spread joy and light so simply, why not try it. When people are in a very bad situation thy cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel. There may be steps we need to climb to find it, but it is there. We all know that hard times do not last forever and that something wonderful always ends up coming out of it. However, it may not be right away.

We cannot stop bad things from happening, it is a part of life. Focusing on the bad things however, is in our control. When I am done praying and sending light to people in need, I move onto positive thoughts. If only the newspapers and the home pages of internet sites did the same thing, people would be a lot happier and much more positive. If you want to know how the author created Chicken Soup for the Soul, it is because he was tired of reading everyday news and needed to create something positive for people to read. Now, he is a millionaire.

What I am thankful for today:
positive thoughts
light at the end of the tunnel
positive people
everyone who helped with the fundraiser
people who amaze me
magical moments