Just like those Christmas lights, we need to bring light to the world. We are living in challenging times. Our mood is a reflection of what we surround ourselves with, our vision of the world. If we let ourselves become overwhelmed with negative emotions, if our only focus is on what we are missing out on because of the pandemic, we will have chosen to snuff out our light. It’s not always easy to maintain a positive attitude but our own mindset has an effect on those around us. If we project negativity, it will be reflected back to us. Alternatively, if we project a positive outlook, those around us will be happier too.
Today, I had to make the decision to postpone our Tuesday evening “Ewe Love to Knit” nights until early January due to government restrictions on gatherings. I received a sweet note in response from one friend checking in to make sure we were all OK and to let us know that, if we needed anything at any time, we should just touch base. This truly warmed my heart and is the perfect example of what I mean when I speak about being a beacon of light, of hope, of kindness.