I was Blinded by the Light

Monday, June 6, 2011

I’m late I know, at least for me but I have good reason. On the way to conscious thought  I became blinded by the light. I don’t know maybe it was the system administrator getting around to things, maybe the recalculating fixed on a position, either way the light shone bright.

When one sits in the dark waiting for ole man sol to make his appearance things emerge from the shadows, things you may not expect. If one chooses one can see evil, creepy things lurking to pounce, but me? I was blinded by the light.

I boldly donned my sunglasses and stared straight into it. As the heat slowly radiated over me I felt a new sensation, one I had not felt for a very long time. I felt validated.

Not that I am anywhere close to where I want to be in this life but the light brought prospective. Prospective opened angles, angles I had neglected and are in us all but sometimes we need a light to see. So how did validation become so clear?

With perspective, nothing in this life is free and nothing can be taken from us we are not willing to let go of and perspective allows us to see this. I have people in my life who love, cherish and take care of me, I have neglected them.

I have not said thank you, nor that I love, cherish and hope to someday take care of them in return. I am and I do, this is so they know they are the validation I saw in that blinding light.

It became clear again that monetary and material gain has never been or ever will be what I seek from this life. It will be the validation of the smiles and emotions from those I have in my life, thank you, I love you too.

Not to exclude you, many of you fall in this category as well. You have spilled the beans, poked fun at, listened to and reached out with your own brilliant light, thank you my friends.

For Monday, may you be validated by your own blinding light.



Kittie Howard said, 

It's so refreshing to read that there are more important things in life than money. Yes, we need money to survive but we need the intangibles within for quality of life.

June 6, 2011 at 10:20 AM  

I agree! When I really take a good look at what I want in life, I think I've already got about 99% of it. The rest, the other 1% is up to me and how I want to make it happen. I can't sit around and wait for someone else to bring me the last 1%. I really do have so much to be grateful for. Thanks for this lovely reminder! - G

June 6, 2011 at 10:41 AM  
Summer Ross said, 

So thought provoking Jules- Thank you for sharing and I hope your week is beautiful.

June 6, 2011 at 11:00 AM  
N. R. Williams said, 

Excellent post. We all need to be reminded to treasures those we love, and appreciate what we can. I'm so glad you found validation.

June 6, 2011 at 11:28 AM  
GigglesandGuns said, 

Without family and friends there's not much use for the rest.

June 6, 2011 at 11:39 AM  
nutschell said, 

And this is why writers continue to write despite the lack of money. :) light, life, love--these are our reasons for being, and for writing.

June 6, 2011 at 12:22 PM  
Seams Inspired said, 

Amen to your beautiful post! Wow - that was good! :o)

Happy Monday! :o)

June 6, 2011 at 12:33 PM  
Bossy Betty said, 

Beautiful post! It reminds us of the important things!

June 6, 2011 at 12:46 PM  
Karen Walker said, 

Jules, this is just lovely and I'm so grateful to you for posting it today. I needed this reminder as well. From my Light to Yours.

June 6, 2011 at 12:52 PM  
Tiger85 said, 

Beautiful post Jules. There is so much more to life than money and personal gain. Hope the weather is better for you. I have been, as well as others, worried for your safety as well as everyone that has been in the middle of those crazy storms. Take care and as always my thoughts and prayers are with you. =)

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June 6, 2011 at 1:22 PM  
Tracy said, 

Jules, WOW!
...seriously, it was good to hear you say you feel validated because you are an awesome human being and a great friend! I am proud and honored you are in my life.
love and hugs to you on this day and every day!

June 6, 2011 at 2:25 PM  
Arlee Bird said, 

I'm thinking of that great Beatles tune "In My Life". We don't get to where we end up on our own. We are responsible for our own actions and decisions, but we are helped along the way in our successes and achievements. Nice reflections, Jules.

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June 6, 2011 at 8:03 PM  
Liz P said, 

Great post Jules! Family, friends, those are the important things in this life. :)

June 6, 2011 at 8:08 PM  
RosieC said, 

What a nice post, Jules. May we all look into the light and see the validation of our lives, our loves ones and friends. Happy Monday to you, too :)

June 6, 2011 at 9:15 PM  
Samantha Vérant said, 

Really, a wonderful, nice post, BUT I now have that song, Blinded by the Light, stuck in my head. And I have no idea what the words are...

June 7, 2011 at 9:03 AM  
Richard said, 

writing contest.....My blog Amish Stories is having its first ever contest this week. The First prize winner will win 2 tickets to tour the farm where the 1985 move "Witness" staring Harrison Ford and Kelly Mcgillis was made in Strasburg,Pa . This farm is now Amish owned, and the family has given permission for folks to tour their farm. This may be the last time anyone will be able to walk and see the same things that Harrison Ford and the other actors saw during the making of "Witness". The Witness tour should last about 2.5 hours. In addition to the Witness farm tour tickets, 1st prize winner will also receive 2 tickets for Jacobs choice. There will also be a 2nd place prize, which will be 2 tickets for the Amish Homestead. Please go to My blog www.AmishStorys.com for contest details, and more information on the prizes. Richard from the Amish settlement of Lebanon county.

June 7, 2011 at 10:02 AM  
Tammy said, 

Beautiful post--I'd love to reach Nirvana like that! Loved the word plays on angles and perspectives. I'd never thought about that before--that from an artist's p.o.v., perspective is all about the different angles. And thanks for asking how we survived our quake! We're fine and I did a short post. :))

June 7, 2011 at 3:49 PM  
Theresa Milstein said, 

I'm glad you were blinded by the light. Sometimes we see things clearly, and little things cease to matter. I wish I had more flashes of inspiration like that.

June 7, 2011 at 5:39 PM  
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June 7, 2011 at 5:39 PM  
floweringmama said, 

Beautiful, just beautiful!

June 7, 2011 at 6:36 PM  
Ella said, 

I loved this post; I have a different view of success, like you.
This was a refreshing view you shared with us; beautiful! xXx

June 7, 2011 at 11:14 PM  
Paula said, 

Jules, so wonderfully described! Right up my alley. Thanks for checking in on me. I will be more on again. Love and hugs, Paula

June 9, 2011 at 12:50 PM  
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