am I going to "be"? The answer to this
question lies in the many small decisions that I make, day
after day, the ones that determine just what kind of
relationship that I'll have with other people. Will
I be a light that shines for them, or will I be someone
who brings them down and keeps them in the dark?
With each thing that I decide to say or do, I'm forging
the human being that I am, I'm becoming either a light or
a judge, a model or a critic. So just what will I
decide to be?
would you like me to be in your life? Would you like
me to encourage you or discourage you? Would you
like me to build you up or tear you down? Should I
stand by you and your dreams, or should I criticize you
and them until you give them up in shame or frustration?
when you know what you would like me to be for you, then
you know what other people would like you to be for
them. And you'll have a guide for your
decision-making when you're faced with reacting to someone
else. You'll have a guide that will direct you with
each decision that you make in life. If you want to
be a light that shines for others, then you have to decide
to be a light each time that you're faced with difficult
decisions or even easy ones. When you're dead and
gone, do you want people to say "I used that person
as a bad example, and did everything the opposite,"
or do you want them to say that yours was a shining
example, one that they try to emulate when they make their
need light. You can provide light. It doesn't
matter if it's the light of one small candle or a
1,000-watt bulb that can light a huge room. Light is
light, and you can share yours and make this world a