NOVEMBER 13, 2020: “One Light Burning” …

If you know The Green Mile as well as I do, you probably know the full quote from above:

I’m tired, boss. Tired of being on the road, lonely as a sparrow in the rain. I’m tired of never having me a buddy to be with to tell me where we’s going to, coming from, or why. Mostly, I’m tired of people being ugly to each other. I’m tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world … every day. There’s too much of it. It’s like pieces of glass in my head … all the time. Can you understand?

For an empath like me, even so much as reading those poignant words could have exhausted, drained, and emptied me. These days, though, as a “Warrior. Motivator. SURVIVOR;” and “apostrophe“, those words empower and make me even more determined to find all the Light in this seemingly dark and hopeless place and throw it up into the sky like the endless fractions of stars and twinkle that I’ve become.

Yes, it’s true that “some people” can be toxic, twisted, hate-filled assholes. Not “all people”, though. All the hope, faith, “love, light, and optimism” are inside of YOU, and you’ll RISE by lifting others. Just take a good look in the mirror to find it. Smiles are free, laughter is infectious, and kindness and compassion are worth their weight in gold, so, in the wake of all the chaos that seems to surround us, get out there and BE that …


All alone in the dark – no walls no windows. Trying hard to define Heaven from hell. Standing out in the rain with just one shadow – nothing to see or believe beyond myself. See my life going by each moment I am alive. I keep reaching out, holding on, hoping somewhere in my life there’s one light burning. I feel it like my heart beating inside. Somewhere in my life – there’s one light burning. All alone with my fears – no words are spoken. A story yet to be told locked in my mind. Hope is somewhere ahead shining brightly, but the past is always following close behind. I feel it like my heart beating inside. Somewhere in my life – there’s one light burning – leading the way … leading the way. {Richie Sambora}