Shine your light and share your smile

“I will burn candles of smiles in the bosoms of the joyless. Before the unfading light of my cheer, darkness will take flight.”  Yogananda

There are two ways to look at pretty much everything in the world … from the positive, upbeat, optimistic, hopeful side … or from the negative, discouraged, pessimistic, hopeless side of things.  If you are an ardent news watcher it’s not easy maintaining Category #1.  If you’re one of the millions of people worldwide who are affected by depression then Category #1 becomes a huge challenge and Category #2 is where your chemical imbalances encourage you to live.

After years of sharing my chipper personality with people I understand that not everyone enjoys Miss Perky’s company quite as much as I do.  Many people have made the mistake of thinking that just because I am cheerful that it means that I am unaware of reality and other people’s circumstances.  I assure you that such is not the case.  I was simply gifted with a disposition that naturally sees every glass as not only ½ full but as dashing back to its completely-full state once again.

Upon discussing this very topic one night a very dear, late friend made what I thought was a really insightful remark.  She said: “If someone is depressed and I jump down into the pit with them then there will be no-one left up top to encourage and lift either one of us out … so what good would that be?”   A-h-h-h Wendy … I always did love your beautiful, warm, insightful and cheery nature.

So … whilst Miss Perky, Ms Sunshine and I may not be “burning candles in the bosoms of the joyless” … nor setting the world on fire with our enthusiastic approach to life … we definitely seem to cause many a depressed thought to flee the scene.   Realistically I can’t be any different than I am … nor would I wish to be.  I’ve experienced the darkness.  I’ve clawed my way out: and I much prefer sunbathing in my bright, sunny, interior landscape to languishing in the aforementioned dark and dreary land.  Well … I have to run … Miss Perky just arrived back from the Dollar store with a big bunch of pretty candles … and you know what that means don’t you!??!  Yep, time to go shine some light in lightless corners and smile at all and sundry.

Godspeed and Joyful Journeying Everyone


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1 Response to Shine your light and share your smile

  1. Life Quotes says:

    Great article with excellent idea! I appreciate your post. Thanks so much and let keep on sharing your stuffs.

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