Good morning my faithful blogging family. Today's message is about "sparkle". True confession, Mom took my sparkle with hers this past September. I'm thankful for a rich bounty of family and friends around me yet even with God lighting the way, I can have difficulty finding my inner joy. I know this is normal so why do I beat myself up? I'm a silly human, that's why.
Awhile back I taught after school enrichment but it's been a few years. This fall when the opportunity presented itself again, I almost didn't submit a proposal. I wasn't "feeling" it but as I sat in my self pity, a friend's words of wisdom came to mind. "You can't trust feelings", this is true. Not only was my presentation approved, the past weeks teaching my students different styles of poetry, journaling, and free writing...I found my sparkle!
Their energy, excitement, and desire to learn more filled my heart and started the process to heal and move forward. I still miss my Mom more than I can express, yet spending time teaching hungry writers inspires me to write. I found my sparkle...maybe you'll see it shine in the Christmas lights?
"Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father which is in heaven"
Matthew 5:16 NKJ
Hope your sparkle twinkles for all to see!
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323