Rekindled By A Spark

CandleAt times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.   —  Albert Schweitzer

I must admit that in some ways I am not a very creative person. I have often times in my life needed a spark from another person to get me headed down a path.  So, I certainly appreciated the quote above from Albert Schweitzer.  I have deep gratitude for those who have lighted the flame within me.

I am a passionate person who often wears his emotions on his sleeve. I have causes that I now firmly believe in. Most of those causes were not originally part of my being but instead were planted there by words from someone wiser than myself. In that light, I thank the Lord for exposing me to all the virtual mentors I have had in my life.
One of my biggest life regrets is that I lived a big part of it without much purpose. I, like many others I imagine, just lived from day-to-day without many goals or life directions. I also spent too much of my life not realizing the gifts God had given me. I wonder what I could have achieved if I had come to those two realizations earlier?

One of my most fervent prayers is for the teachers in this world. I pray that they will do everything necessary to kindle a spark in their students to get them started down the path of life with a purpose. I know in today’s world of teaching that task is deemed secondary at most but it seems primary to me.

Facebook reminded me of this post I wrote here on RJsCorner five years ago today. I am reviving it as the thoughts still move me…

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