The Candle & The Moon & A Good Cup Of Coffee
I'm a huge fan of a good cup of coffee. Each morning my handsome VIP and I sit down together for an hour or so and discuss what's on our minds. It could be the kids, the gaggle of grand gals, or our latest business adventure. Often in the discussions we come back to our spirituality, a bible passage, or a reminder to be gentle with ourselves. In our lives, coffee matters.
Who knew that our favorite coffee maker, Lifeboats, could influence our thinking? Today I received the following newsletter from the CEO of Lifeboost. It warmed my heart and was the reminder that I needed, at least for today.
A Short Story About The Candle & The Moon
In a quiet village, a candle stood in a window, casting a warm glow upon the room. It was proud of its brightness and the comfort it provided to the household. One night, it looked up and saw the moon, illuminating the entire village with its soft light.
Feeling a pang of jealousy, the candle said, "Why do people need you when they have me? I light up their homes and keep the darkness at bay."
The moon replied, "Dear candle, you do provide a wonderful light, but remember, while you light up a room, I light up the world. There's a place for both of us. Your light is intimate and immediate, while mine is vast and far-reaching."
The candle understood and burned even brighter, realizing that every light, no matter how big or small, has its unique purpose.
Moral: Everyone has their own unique role and purpose; comparison diminishes the value of both.