Shine a light

 You might be thinking what do I mean by this exactly… but light can refer to anything in life that brings out a spark in you, makes someone smile or feel good about themselves even.

Sharing my music with others is one of the ways I shine my light. Music is a wonderful way of navigating your way through life, uplifting you, celebrating you, validating your feelings, and making you feel good. Because I love it so much, it fills me with light too and great satisfaction knowing I have shared the light around. It motivates and inspires me to move forward in life and make the most of what I have whilst I am alive. So it’s a win-win situation really.
So many people are living unfulfilled lives because they think there is no other choice and taking the safe route.  We all have choices in the way we live our life – there is light in every one of us if we choose to see or look for it. Sometimes, simple, straightforward gestures of kindness can go a long way to helping someone else in need of some light and love, and by doing this, it can make you feel good inside too knowing you have helped someone else. It’s not rocket science and doesn’t cost a penny!
Even though we may not think of it like this, life has been given to us as a gift, a miracle, and is therefore very precious, so we must do our best to light up our life, to live our best life, as much as we can every single day. Unfortunately, we don’t have a choice in what life brings us in terms of our health, but there are ways we can improve our quality of life and happiness which does in fact have a positive impact on our health. Stress is the cause of so many health problems that it is important to keep our stress levels down as much as possible.
More importantly, we have to start taking responsibility for spreading the light within each and every one of us, and understanding that it is not someone else’s responsibility to provide light to us and anything we do receive, should be appreciated, seen as a bonus or a gift even, and never be taken for granted. And that includes our lives too. Stop focusing on what you don’t have, every minute is a chance to change your life for the better. Love and compassion for ourselves is incredibly important and crucial if you are to be able to project this out to the world around you.
Gratitude is the hardest thing to teach kids, but we have to persist with it, and as adults, it is an even harder job as generally speaking, people can become quite set in their ways when they grow older and not be willing to change their ways, their behaviour or the way they are as a person. However, us adults must, as well as the kids, be incorporating a sense of gratitude into our everyday life as we go through our day because essentially, children can learn from us. As parents, there is so much to learn about ourselves still – parenting is something we have never been taught, and we can only do the best job we can as we go along in educating our kids, and more so, in teaching them kindness and compassion to others.
Go be the person who makes someone else smile – shine your light!

Sara Benveniste

Sara is a mum of 3 and also a Mindset & Wellness coach. and through personal experience, helps people with low energy and chronic fatigue develop a healthier, more positive and creative growth mindset, and at the same time, nourish their mind, body and soul through self-love, good nutrition, music and mindfulness. She is also a linguist, and loves learning foreign languages, including French, Spanish and Italian, playing the flute and listening to music.

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