I just finished reading A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman and one phrase has remained with me: “You only need one ray of light to chase all the shadows away.” I’m holding onto this phrase for 2021. In my times of despair when I’m uncertain of what to do I’ll be a ray of light.
What does that mean to me?
- Be kind.
- Hold space for those who are grieving.
- Love one another.
- Speak truth.
- Lead by example.
Besides this beautiful phrase, A Man Called Ove was a refreshing reminder of what it means to do the right thing, to have principles, and to never underestimate reaching out to one another. You never know what sort of difference you can make in someone else’s life.
I’ll leave you with this- if we all try to be one ray of light, that will certainly make the world a brighter place.