You Could Be Somebody’s Moon

  • (Read in :02)“Everyone wants to be your sun, but not me. I want to be your moon so I can light up your darkest moments when your sun isn’t around.”~Unknown

I live for days like today. My day was punctuated by rich, deep conversations with three bright women. Each of us has lived dark, dark moments and we took turns today being the light for each other. We all know what it is to feel wounded and alone and frightened. At times like that, how reassuring it would be to look up and see the moon smiling down on us, sharing his light. Unanimously, we aspire to become shining moon light-bringers.

We talked about the books we’re writing in our heads and the encouraging talks we are concocting in our minds as we go about our business every day. All of us long to be difference-makers and share how we tapped into a well of inner strength. Our discussion centered on ways to lift people up and leave the world a better place for us having breathed the air here. And what’s more, we want to tell our stories of triumph over troubles, victims becoming victors and tests becoming testimonies.

Even when we can’t see it, the moon is still shining.

Sometimes we hear from a friend in a different part of the country raving about a splendid full moon. “Stop what you’re doing and go see it! It’s amazing!” When we run outside to take a look, dense clouds are hiding it from our view. But think about it. The call from our friend proves even though we can’t see it from where we stand, it’s there and it’s shining brightly.

Isn’t it the same way with love and encouragement and the promise God is always there? None of that has changed, but in the moment, we’re unable to see it. That is why it’s so important to repeat the encouragement and reassurance until the skies are clear enough to be certain it will always be there. Whose moon could you be?

“I like to think that the moon is there even if I am not looking at it.”~Albert Einstein

Like the moon, I go through phases. Don’t you? Right now I feel as if I’m in a phase of growing lighter and brighter and the skies are becoming clear. Next week when you look up at the full moon ask yourself, “who do I know that needs a shining moon light-bringer right now?” Then go share some! See you Monday!

 

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