By Elizabeth Horner
November 20, 2011
family gathers in front of
scrumptious meals, and parties begin for the holiday season, we know
around us that are encountering hardships or dark periods in their
lives. The road
to their future may not only be hidden, but they can scarcely tell what
or what is down. I happen to believe things happen for a reason and we
free will to make noble choices when life throws us those curve balls.
things do come out of our trials and tribulations if we deliberately
find, even a speck of light in this vast dark cosmic space. The stars
twinkle and the sun will rise again, and we will emerge a stronger
we hang in there until then. I know that emotions can run a lot less
when we are going through such events. That is when I believe, you just
keep your FAITH strong.
have always liked to use the analogy
of lighting a candle in this great darkness that surrounds us. If in
of all the suffering that we are going through, we seek to find one
thing, that one little act of faith might not make everything clear to
it can push the shadows back a little, illuminating our next few steps
Sometimes, we have to keep struggling onwards, even without knowing
heading. Just getting through the day will lay the groundwork for when
purpose is finally revealed to us. I see light also as a communal thing
shared by everyone. A person’s attempt to let all of the challenges
one self may also lend strength and determination to others too! Many
might start burning, feeding off themselves.
we celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope
everyone lights a candle, not just for our family but for others too!!!