“It doesn’t matter how long we may have been stuck in a sense of our limitations. If we go into a darkened room and turn on the light, it doesn’t matter if the room has been dark for a day, a week, or ten thousand years – we turn on the light and it is illuminated. Once we control our capacity for love and happiness, the light has been turned on.”
– Sharon Salzberg

Day two of the “light” messages….  I am not kidding, the quote above (and the one you will find at the very bottom of today’s post) fell into my path today as if something is gently sending me a message if only I will tune in.  I have yet to crack the code but somehow I think that despite all the worry, tragedy and unrest swirling in my world and in the lives of my dear friends… there must be some beams of bright light amid all the uncertainty.  Great darkness must reveal great light.  More on this topic on April 18. I will explain in 15 days…  When I snapped the picture that appears at the top of this post for today’s tutorial I was shocked to see the ray of light peaking through the tiny (and I mean tiny) hole I created with a tiny screw (by the way, most people would have used a nail).   The sun burst just magically appeared….(without photo editing)!   I chose to focus on the light. I just noticed the quote above mentions dark as much as it does light.  I tell the girls every morning (every single day) that they have two choices in how their day unfolds: they can make it a grand day…. or, well the opposite.  They can seek the light or sink into the dark.  Of course I know there are some days and some things that just simply require one to slip into the darkness… but I hope as a general rule they shine on.

Which reminds me of a favorite NeedtoBreathe song.  I sincerely recommend a listen (clever use of light in this video).  Click here:

Shine On by NeedtoBreathe music video | lyrics | Slack-Time

The embellishment fell off a pillow months ago. Not sure where the leather strap came from…

I used a screw (yes, it was easiest to reach) and hammered it into the leather cuff bracelet to generate a tiny hole.

The flip side of the embellishment had a tiny metal loop. I inserted the loop through the hole I created in the leather strap and used thin clear string to attach the embellishment to the leather strap.

Today I hope your light is shining brightly.

“No one lights a lamp in order to hide it behind the door:
the purpose of light
is to create more light,
to open people’s eyes,
to reveal the marvels around.”
– Paulo Coelho