Offer Whatever Light You Can
This year we are encouraged to think about our lives…what nourishes us physically, emotionally and spiritually and what are the areas of our lives where we would like to make changes.
Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says, “I think of emotional well-being as a resource within each of us that allows us to do more and to perform better. That doesn’t mean just the absence of mental illness. It’s the presence of positive emotions that allows us to be resilient in the face of adversity.”
Murthy suggests we ask ourselves, “Where do we turn for comfort?” Do we turn to food, alcohol, drugs or other bad habits? Or do we seek out the company of friends, nature, art, music, exercise or in a caring faith community?
As the cartoon character says, “So much darkness. Offer whatever light you can.”