I believe that this world has spent entirely too much time and energy trying to figure out why it exists. Quite simply put, we are here to be a light to someone that needs it. We are here to help.
About four or five years ago, my wife got us all started "paying it forward" and helping a different person each day. We would make it a point to help total strangers, most of the time without them realizing that we were helping them. I paid for people's meals in various drive-thru lines. I left a $5 bill with the cashier at several stores to help pay for whoever was next in line. I paid for meals at sit-down restaurants of random people that I had never met and I never spoke to them. I let people in front of me in traffic. I wrote encouraging and positive notes and left them on cars. I did it because my wife had shown me the joy in helping without asking for anything in return.
When we function as "the light" in the darkness of a person's day, we change their perspective. We create a ripple effect in the universe and show people that it is okay to love, especially when we love without asking for anything in return. We start something that makes the world a better place. For someone, you are either their light or the cover that prevents their light from shining today. I believe that you are filled with joy when you seek to share joy with others. When you forgive and love and give and seek to spread the light, the light multiplies. What you send out into the universe is returned to you.
Even though you are not seeking anything in return, the return is given. I would say that especially because you are not seeking anything in return, that is why it is multiplied. Love multiplies and fear divides.
Go be the light to someone today!
To Your Success,
Jody N Holland
Fellow Light Shiner
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.