I find that it has been an interesting year, to say the least. Now that I am coming to the end of the year, I can see what I have done well and where I could do better. All in all, I am sure that we have all done our best.
I feel at this time a certain reverence for the world. I know we have all been through the ringer. And yet, we are still standing. I am still standing.
I am grateful for the lessons of this year. I have grown in maturity and strength. As have we all.
My heart goes out to those who have struggled even more than me and to those who have lost loved ones. I light a candle for them.
I even light a candle for myself, as I know how much I have been through. We all deserve a candle. I light a candle for the world.
Seeing how “hindsight is 2020,”’ my compassion is ignited with a candle in my heart. I do my best to comfort those in need. I reach out to my community with care. I do my part to make the world a better place.
Finding compassion for myself is helping me to show compassion to others. Finding the strength within is helping me be strong with others. Finding the maturity in myself is helping me bring wisdom to others.
Today, I pray that I might be a guiding light for others. As I grow within and my light shines brighter, my circle of influence also expands. I become the candle that I light for the world.
1. What can I do in my community that will help me act with compassion?
2. How is what I am doing locally helping the world at large?
3. Who else can I serve?