Be the Light!

My home office is a complete, utter mess. The books and papers are literally closing in on me. There is a narrow path from the door to the desk and my favorite thinking place–the window. Other than that, every space is covered with stacks of books and piles of paper.

At some point, I’ll spend a day or two getting things back in order. For now, I’m glad I kept the many beautiful works of art created by swap-bot and Love Notes pals separate from the madness–especially since I have a lot of “catch-up sharing” to do this summer.

Today, I’m sharing a couple of postcards that remind us of the [potential] role we play in the life of each person we encounter.

The first card came from Martha S. of Postcards in the Air.

“Be the Light.” Artwork by Martha S.

Martha’s cheerful watercolor urges us to “be a light in someone’s life.” Her work has been featured on Pics and Posts many times. My favorites are her autumn leaves and the über cute raccoon watercolor.  Be sure to check out her blog for more of her work and musings.

The card below, also a watercolor, came from Rae L. I hadn’t seen her in my mailbox in ages, so I was overjoyed to receive this pretty card.

“Flowers.” Artwork by Rae L.

Rae included a Mother Teresa quote with her flowers:

Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love. –Mother Teresa

I truly appreciate the messages of love and light. The world can be lonely, dark, and cold, so the work of light workers is critical. If you think you have very little to offer, remember, even the smallest flicker radiates tremendous light.

23 thoughts on “Be the Light!

  1. Christine brooks says:

    My space looks much like how you describe yours. It is making me nuts. I have to get busy clearing out, organizing and being gentle on myself.

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  2. godtisx says:

    Hi Chandra,

    Nice to see your update. 🙂 And I would agree light workers make a huge huge difference in the world. Anyone actually – who brings light into a dark world – and that could be anyone (unexpected folk)!

    Anyway enjoy the chaos in the home office and taking your time to get at it, it is yours! 🙂

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  3. Sheila Delgado says:

    You are a LIGHT dear Chandra 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing these gorgeous, sunny works with us. And for sharing the links as well. Nice to revisit 🙂
    Try to remember, when you are lost in the chaos, and it feels like it will only get worse… you are going to feel so light, and calm and accomplished when you are done 😉

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    • Chandra Lynn says:

      Thank you, Sheila! I thought I’d make some headway through the chaos tonight, but I have a certification course to finish by tomorrow–and I’m just getting started. Well, actually, I’m engaging in avoidance behavior. Ugh! When does the fun of summer start?!


  4. Natasha says:

    “Be the light in someone’s life.”
    That quote is so beautiful, that I’m inspired to make some art around it. Thank you so much.

    And your study reminds me of my dresser drawer which are such a mess and I’ve been beating myself for not taking time to fix them. I feel better reading your story, now. 🙂 But will eventually get down to sorting it soonest.

    Your blog posts are like a breath of fresh air. Thank you. ❤

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    • Chandra Lynn says:

      Oh! I’d love to see your art. I’ve been doing a little art every morning. I’m not at all an artist, but doodling helps me as I’m getting my thoughts together for the day. And…that mess is still here. I’m having to work around it until I clear some things off my plate. Ugh! Thank you for your kind words!

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  5. Claire 'Word by Word' says:

    The yellow flowers and ‘Be the Light in Someone’s Life’ message are beautiful, thank you for your own light filled message on my blog today. I hope you enjoy reading Gardens in the Dunes, it’s a book that needs a light shining on it, seriously overshadowed by its sibling ‘Ceremony’. ✨🕊✨

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