“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.”- Carl Jung

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In a world with so much despair and darkness, why not be a light? If you pay attention to what’s going on in the world then you know that violence is at an all-time high. Natural disasters such as hurricane/tropical storm Harvey have wreaked havoc on Texas and we could go to war at any moment with North Korea, however, one of the great things that has come out of the devastation from Texas has been people volunteering to help others in need. I raise the question, why not be a light?! You never know how just a little positivity such as a smile or asking someone if they need help can go a long way.

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One of the keys to finding true happiness is being grateful and humble. It’s also a big deal when you have the ability to be happy for other people! You don’t have to dim someone else’s light in order for yours to shine bright. Why not celebrate other people’s accomplishments? It takes less energy to be positive and it makes you feel good versus being negative and unhappy. Instead of trying to compete with friends, family, coworkers etc. be happy for them and let them inspire you to reach your dreams and goals. Trust me, your light will shine a lot brighter when you glow from within.

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Life is stressful enough with being a woman, mother, wife, and employee or entrepreneur. Don’t put other people down, especially another woman, when you can help, encourage, and inspire them to reach their full potential. I want all of my friend and family members to do great things! Someone else’s success does not limit my success. Timing is very important and everything happens when it’s supposed to. Right now it might be someone else’s time to shine bright, but don’t worry your time is coming. Always remember to stay positive and shine bright through the darkness.

-Kristle (Kodie’s Mom)

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