Tag: light

L.I.S.T.E.N.—L is for Luminaries

“You need to be heard and valued as much as anyone else needs to be heard and valued.” —Listening 2by2: A Paradigm Shift for Leaders (That’s When the Magic Happens!) Every week, for the next six weeks, we are sharing one of Someone To Tell It To’s values, one for each letter in the acronym…
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Don’t Be Araid of the Dark

In a commentary in today’s New York Times, author Akiko Busch writes about the first day of summer and of its abundant light.  He also reflexts on the darkness that begins to creep back into the world with the advent of summer – and encourages us to embrace that darkness as a metaphor for the…
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O’ Holy Night

Truly He taught us to love one another; His law is love and His gospel is peace. Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother; And in His name all oppression shall cease. ~O’ Holy Night In this season when Christians around the world celebrate Christmas, we love listening to what is our…
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Being Afraid Keeps Us from Shining

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.…
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The Returning Light

If we shall take the good we find, asking no questions, we shall have heaping measures.     Ralph Waldo EmersonEvery year, as soon as Halloween is over, our (Michael’s) son Matthew waits for the lights. He’s been doing it for more than a dozen years. As the days grow shorter and the nights longer, as the…
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One Bad Month

We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.      Martin Luther King, Jr. August was not an easy month for me (Michael).It started our okay – with my wife’s birthday and few problems on the horizon. But then it went downhill. Fast. Furiously: • My 96-year old grandmother, who has been in…
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A Certain Light

33 miners.For 69 days.Trapped 2,000 feet under the surface of the earth.It was two years ago this week that the Chilean Copiapo’ mine disaster began, dominating the deadlines for more than two months that late summer and early fall. We remember the horror at learning of the cave-in and we remember the emotional and dramatic…
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Hindsight is Always 20/20

Hindsight is always 20/20.     Billy Wilder We have all heard that old adage – “hindsight is always 20/20”.   The older we get and the more experience we gain the more we see how truthful that adage is.  With age, we hope, comes maturity and with experience, we hope, comes greater wisdom.  We’ve all had moments in…
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Out of the Darkess, Into the Light

Every one of us is called upon, probably many times, to start a new life. A frightening diagnosis, a marriage, a move, loss of a job or a limb or a loved one, a graduation, bringing a new baby home: it’s impossible to think at first how this all will be possible. Eventually, what moves…
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