This Little Light of Mine

They realize bright lights don’t need spotlights.

This line from Bob Goff’s book,  Everybody Always, is just the latest line from this book that caused me to stop and think.

When we are focused on others’ opinions of us and striving to impress others through our good deeds or high accomplishments, we, more often than not, miss the point.

When we are really shining –  performing work that is meaningful, spending time with family and friends, or simply taking time to let someone else know you care – it won’t matter who is watching because it was never about those on the outside.

We forget to worry about who the credit will go to and just get the job done.

We stop spending all of our time in the office striving to make our boss proud and instead show up for those who are proud just to know you. 

We take the time to do what is right even if no one is looking.

This line makes even more sense as I sit in a NYC apartment overlooking the Hudson River with the lights of New York providing a magnificent twinkle. If each of those likes had a spotlight on it, it would just be obnoxious, and I would close the blinds.

Who needs to just experience your twinkle this week? Know that your light is enough even if you are the only one who knows it is shining today.

8 thoughts on “This Little Light of Mine

  1. “If every light had a spotlight on it, it would be obnoxious and I would close the blinds”
    Isn’t that the truth? We all know people who seem to be in it just for the recognition… the virtual “cookies”.
    I feel my most authentic, my most joyful, and my most myself when I’m just present in the moment… doing the things that my heart wants me to do, for and with the people my heart loves and cares for. It no longer matters who’s watching. And that’s powerful.
    Thank you for your words tonight!

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  2. I’m not sure I would get any sleep with that view so close. I’d have to sit at the window and read that book over and over. Enjoy every little twinkle while you can!

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