Received this bit of inspiration in my Twitter feed on Sunday via Newark, NJ mayor Cory Booker. I wanted to share it here. I hope it inspires you today, too. Now go discover your inextinguishable light!
When they criticize you, love them for teaching you humility.
When they heap scorn upon you, love them for helping you discover your resiliency.
When they doubt you, love them for giving your dreams greater courage.
When they point out your faults, love them for their accuracy.
When they wound you, love them for showing you your capacity to forgive.
When they try to stop you, love them for making your resolve even stronger.
When they cast you into darkness, love them for helping you discover your inextinguishable light.
And when you stand victorious, when your love has conquered the impossible challenge, invite them to stand with you so they too can see love’s power and possibility.
Lisa J. Reed, lighting designer and Principal at Envision Lighting Design, LLC