“When that light inside feels like it’s going out,
don’t be afraid to ask a friend for a match.”
~ Carrie Wittenstein
I’m a collector of quotes. In fact, I love finding that perfect quote that captures the sentiment of a day or inspires me to pass it on. But this quote (above) is my own saying. Maybe not as “inspired” as some of the quotes I collect, but it’s mine. I made it up today after getting some upsetting news — one bit was business-related; the other was about a college roommate who found out just days ago, she has acute leukemia. In both cases, when my inner light dimmed, I reached out to friends and let them know I needed a “light”. Each offered me a “match” — they sparked conversation, listened when I needed to talk, and just let me know they were there for me. I asked and I received. In some cases, I didn’t ask, and I still received.
This is a gift we can give each other every day. We can “b” at the ready with a dry box of virtual matches, prepared to help a friend, a loved one — heck, anyone — whose flame is dangerously close to going out by striking the sandpaper of compassion and rekindling the light within.
Namaste. I honor the light within you.