<![CDATA[LIGHTbeamers - Shining Stories (Blog)]]>Mon, 07 Aug 2017 22:40:23 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Is your Life a Soap Opera or a Self-Help Book? What story will you tell?]]>Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:04:08 GMThttp://lightbeamers.com/shining-stories-blog/is-your-life-a-soap-opera-or-a-self-help-book-what-story-will-you-tell
I fully admit I used to be addicted to soap operas. "General Hospital" was my drug of choice. I mean, who didn't love Luke & Laura, Frisco & Felicia, and my personal favorite Sonny/Brenda/Jax!?!

I would spend hours of my time weekly watching the fantasies unfold, the drama build, and the suspense capture my imagination.

Now we have Netflix and Hulu, so we can all binge watch all our favorite shows. But there's still an absorbent amount of time being spent watching stories that take us away from our own real lives.

At some point, we have to stop trying to escape our own lives and start TAKING ACTION toward making our own realities just as desirable, exciting, and captivating as the characters in these fictional shows!!

Is your life captivating?

Is your life exciting?

Is your life the one you truly desire?

What story is playing out on the screen of your life???? Would someone want to binge watch what you are doing?

That's the kind of life I challenge us all to create!!!!

Over the past few years, I stopped watching television all together (like, really.... I watch nothing now!) and I've adopted some new habits instead. This has been so much better for my mental and emotional well-being. It has also helped me vision for the future of all that is possible for my life, which is pretty darn desirable, exciting, and captivating if I do say so myself.

If you've been following me for some time, you already know I'm a book junkie. I can't walk away from a great book. I can't go into a book store and leave empty handed!! While I still love a great mystery and fiction story from time to time, my new obsession is personal growth & development.

I believe developing personal growth habits ..... investing in yourself!!!.... is the single thing that will change the script in your life. Whether is reading books, attending seminars/retreats, taking a class, hiring a coach-- It can crack you wide open to see the possibilities in your own life that are crazy exciting and captivating!!!

I want to see THAT story when you start playing it.

Currently, I am reading "The Compound Effect" by Success Magazine founder Darren Hardy.
Consistency over Time is the principle he teaches.



Sticking with it even when nothing seems to be changing/improving.

Not giving up!!!!

If I'm honest (and I'm going to be), consistency is something I've lacked. I tend to fly to the next idea before I've finished the first one and seen it through. 
Sure, I get things done and have success.... but to reach the goals I have that are desirable, exciting, and captivating-- I must have consistency.

Luke & Laura broke up in the end. Sonny went crazy and Brenda left town. The stories got boring & stale so the writers had to kill off the characters we loved.

Don't let your own story play out the same way. Keep challenging yourself to grow!!!! Do better, be better, and take inspired action towards that which will captivate you and everyone around you!!!

We only get one shot at living our lives. Let's make it a story worth telling ❤️
Let's keep this conversation alive: What books are you reading that have impacted you? Where do you spend time & money on personal growth? Tell us under this live thread currently in our LIGHTbeamers Community on FB
<![CDATA[The Summer of LIGHT - A storytelling series]]>Fri, 30 Jun 2017 04:16:42 GMThttp://lightbeamers.com/shining-stories-blog/the-summer-of-light-a-storytelling-series
When I first started LIGHTbeamers, I wanted to simply share good stories.... some that I'd write on my own, others that I'd find along the way to share. At one time, I'd thought about an interview series where I'd go & meet people, talk to them, share their great stories. But logistically, I couldn't make this plan make sense... I didn't have a platform, just a blog that only had a handful of subscribers (mostly my family!) 

Fast forward ....  I have a freshened up idea. There are so many amazing stories within the online LIGHTbeamers Community, in our private FB Group. I started thinking about spending this summer just listening to your stories.... 

So starting mid-July, I am hosting a virtual "Summer of LIGHT" storytelling series. This will be an interview series that I conduct via video to share directly (Live) in the Facebook group, then I'll do a write-up and share on the LIGHTbeamers blog and on my other social media channels! 

I want to highlight as many of you as I can!! Let's showcase who you are, what you're passionate about, what journey you are on, and what lessons you have to share. When you share a piece of you, you shine a light for others!!!! 

While I do have a few women lined up for this already, I'd love more! If you'd be willing to be featured, please introduce yourself here (link)  

There is no criteria for this. I don't believe personal stories have any rules--- if you have something to share, then let's share it! Variety is the spice of life! 

I've been interviewing people my whole adult life... but I could not be any more excited than to think about talking to LIGHTbeamers!

I know it will be a summer filled with great storytelling, light-filled journeys, and most of all, connection within the Community. 

I can't wait!


<![CDATA[STUFF = Silly Things Unnecessary For Fulfillment]]>Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:21:06 GMThttp://lightbeamers.com/shining-stories-blog/stuff-silly-things-unnecessary-for-fulfillment
​I've become keenly aware of my STUFF lately... the things we carry around in our car, store in our kitchen, hide in our closet, and pack away in never-opened cabinets.

I've revisited this Collection-of-Stuff phenomenon as I've touched each piece of it as part of the packing, moving and unpacking process.

There is too much STUFF. I can't even believe how much STUFF accumulates over time without any awareness of it being there.

It's a clear signal and reflection of Mindlessness.

The Energy of these things are dull and flat.

I've thought much about this STUFF these past few months as I've eagerly put myself through The Great Purge.

In addition to selling our house, we've sold furniture, donated truckloads of goods to local thrift shops, and gifted items to friends in need. In every sense of the word, I desire to eliminate the STUFF from my life so that it creates SPACE for MORE.

I desire a freedom from things that take up space. Rather, I seek the opportunities that come from no longer having things that keep me mindlessly occupied.

No more.

STUFF is just Silly Things Unnecessary For Fulfillment.

I want shiny & bright. I want relationships, experiences, and adventures. These things bring about stories that are worth sharing. 

And at the end of the day, there is a LIGHT in those stories worth chasing.
<![CDATA[The Stories of Books]]>Thu, 18 May 2017 02:16:59 GMThttp://lightbeamers.com/shining-stories-blog/the-stories-of-books
I spent the day today boxing up one of my treasures: my books. I felt a range of emotions as I pulled books from the very back of a cabinet that I honestly haven’t  touched in the 11 years we have lived in this house. What purpose have these books served me while being hidden away? But pulling out the titles, one by one, I reflected on the power of their words. 
​Some books I could immediately remember their entire storyline — a great read that kept me up late because I couldn’t put it down; Its story and message still lingering all these years later just by me staring at the front cover, smiling in admiration.  Other books I realized I had never read; purchased because someone had recommended it or the words on inside jacket piqued my interest; Yet the book landed in this dark hole in the back of this cabinet — its words yet to be appreciated. A story lurking, waiting for the telling to unfold. 

Where are you in your storytelling? Are you a book that’s been read from cover to cover multiple times because you’ve captivated your audience with fantastical details and real-life grit? Or is your story buried in the back of the cabinet, just waiting for someone to rescue it from the darkness? 

Like a great page-turner — your story is not for you — it’s for your listener/reader. They need to hear your story because it will remind them of all their own frailties in life, their own humanness easier to bear. It will give them courage, hope and inspiration, especially when they are mired in the darkness. 

I know the power of stories. I’ve witnessed them. I’ve written them. I’ve recorded them for others. I’ve read them and absorbed them for my own soul’s nourishment. 

Every single time I come across a great story — and they come in all shapes & sizes — it leaves an imprint on my soul. My spirit is lifted. The energy the story carries infuses with my own.  

Storytelling matters. Your story matters. Rescue it from the dark and let your light shine.
<![CDATA[The Silent Words We Speak]]>Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:27:13 GMThttp://lightbeamers.com/shining-stories-blog/the-silent-words-we-speakPicturePhoto Courtesy: Unsplash.com
There is something so beautiful and sacred in the power of our silent words -- Those words that are not spoken aloud yet heard deeply within our soul; their weight carrying more meaning because they do not need to be spoken. 

I've been surrounded by these silent words for some time. I've come to realize that many of my deepest friendships have been built on a framework of silent words. It's in the look of an eye that smiles with admiration and love; it's in the single heartbeat that skips simply because you've entered the room; it's in the knowing expression when someone else has said something hurtful, or exposed a secret not ready for the world to know; it's in the squeezing of a hand that says, I am here, you are not alone. 

In my deepest relationship, the one with my husband, I imagine we could successfully carry on an intelligent and meaningful conversation while sitting across from each other at dinner without ever speaking a single word. 

These silent words are moments of comfort and peace between two people and are offered up in a single slice of energy that passes between you -- no one else capable of intercepting the message because only the two of you can decode its meaning. 

Silent words are beautiful, pure, poignant, and penetrating.

When I think of my dearest relationships, they are filled with hilarious and tender conversations, but it is the silent words between us that creates an unshakeable bond hard to describe. 

Silent. Words. 

I've encountered them so much lately -- perhaps because I'm in the midst of one of "life's transitions." These are times when you really don't know what to say. The words do not have the capacity to fill the depth of which you feel -- the emotions too raw, too big, too powerful to match any attempt to describe the feeling out loud. Looking at the beautiful souls around me, I hear their silent words and am immediately comforted.  Their smiles, laughter, tears, hugs, hand gestures, knowing looks, and bowed heads say all that is needed. The message of the heart is carried out through actions, not words. 

As beautiful and glorious I believe words to be (I am a storyteller after all), they are nothing without love and intention. 
While stringing together a syncopated sentence full of delicious syntax is something that tantalizes me, it's the silent words from my loved ones that move me to tears. 

I hear you. 

I understand your 'no words'.

You say everything by saying nothing. 

Your beautiful and special heart speaks to me through your kind gestures, your availability, your honesty, your hospitality, your openness and your humanity. 

I am humbled by your love and comforted by your symphony of silence. 

<![CDATA[Tinkering With Your Boat]]>Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:08:40 GMThttp://lightbeamers.com/shining-stories-blog/tinkering-with-your-boatPicturePhoto Credit: UnSplash
I delivered my regular Meals on Wheels of Greenville route today. One of the regular stops is a couple, a man & wife, although it's the man who always answers the door. The wife is non-mobile; I gather she is bedridden. He relies on a walker to get around. It always takes him a long time to answer the door when I ring. You just get the sense that everything takes time, happens slowly, and there are never, ever any lights on in the house when I step inside to put the meals down on his kitchen counter. 

Today, he surprised me. 

As I got out of my car and walked toward the door - he spoke to me from the other side of a boat that is always parked in his carport. He was smiling a big, bright smile and said, "You can just put those inside."

I was startled to see him outside! I opened the door and placed the meals on his counter and noticed his walker was in the kitchen. 

When I came back outside, I playfully asked him, "Hey, how did you get all the way over there without your walker?"

"Oh I've got it with me. It's right here. I have two of them!" he replied, smiling and continuing to tinker with something in his boat. 

The vibrant energy that came off this old man's aura was palpable. It was a beautiful day here, the sun was shining, the sky was clear, and you could just tell that getting outside -- even for just a few minutes to tinker with his boat-- probably reminded him of days gone by when he would take that boat out on the lake, fish for the big one, and come home with a filled up soul only a day on the water can provide. 

I smiled at him and asked if there was anything I could do for him while I was there. "No," he replied. "I'm doing great."

Yes he was. Today was a great day for him. No one needed an announcement to be able to tell that much; It glowed from his body. "THIS IS A GREAT DAY. I GOT OUTSIDE AND I AM GETTING TO TINKER WITH MY BOAT" 

When I began the route earlier, I started out by asking God to use me to help shine light for someone else today.... but it was this man tinkering with his boat that shined for me.

<![CDATA[Mountain Highs]]>Tue, 31 Jan 2017 16:12:27 GMThttp://lightbeamers.com/shining-stories-blog/mountain-highs
I'm coming off an amazing weekend where I attended our church Women's Retreat up in the mountains of North Carolina. It just so happens that I was the retreat organizer and helped plan the weekend. And it just so happens that those plans included MUCH of the vision I hold for the "Ignite Your LIGHT Retreats" that have been dancing around in my head for about 2 years now. I was gifted with a playground in which I could test out my ideas. The women loved it. I've been flooded with emails and texts today about how awesome this retreat was. Don't get me wrong -- it was not ALL because of my plans -- we had an exceptional retreat speaker and some other really amazing contributors that made the weekend really special. But the vision was there -- and it was phenomenal to see it play out and be so enthusiastically received. It solidified my theory: WOMEN WANT THIS. WE NEED IT. 

This is how life and VISIONING works. 

I planned this retreat simply because I said "yes" to a committee 3 years ago. The position was a 3-year commitment with different responsibilities each year. The 3rd year was planning this retreat. 

3 years ago, there was no LIGHTbeamers. 
3 years ago, I had no idea how to plan a retreat. 
3 years ago, I had no vision for any of this. 

But God knows our path long before we do :)

Enter the first ever "Ignite Your LIGHT" Retreat. [HAPPY DANCE]

What Vision do you hold for yourself? What story are you telling yourself that is holding you back from going after your dreams? What do you really want your story to be? Spend a weekend tapping into your personal power and reigniting the LIGHT that is inside of you. 

Jennifer Rackley Chacon, a certified health & life coach, will join me to facilitate this retreat.

We are offering crazy good "beta" pricing. 
$250 (shared room) - $350 (private room) for the entire weekend. 
All inclusive (meals, accommodations, supplies, workshops)

The retreat will be Friday March 31 - Sunday April 2 at a lake house on Lake Norman (just outside Charlotte, NC)

I don't even have the registration links fully operational yet ... but I cannot wait another day to share this. I am too excited and READY to share it with you. 

MY PROMISE TO YOU: We will pour into you the most amazing energy and content we can dream up. You will leave refreshed and reenergized. Your story will unfold. Your light will shine. 

If you want more details: email us @ lightbeamersignite@gmail.com
or you can Register by simply clicking here, we will be in contact to secure payment for the retreat. 

<![CDATA[In the Dark Caves we find the LIGHT]]>Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:23:03 GMThttp://lightbeamers.com/shining-stories-blog/in-the-dark-caves-we-find-the-lightPictureDarkness & LIGHT Courtesy: allthefreestock.com

I like the Dichotomy of things. I like to wear a little color with my black & white. I am both a thrill seeker and a careful ninny. I am a go-getter who loves to be lazy. I have fears that rage inside of me that only my Faith can suppress. Fundamentally, I believe we are all complex creatures who sometimes don’t make a whole lot of sense to the naked eye. At least, not at first glance. It’s why I seek the LIGHT, yet find so much goodness in the dark.

This explains why my husband — who knows the bright, bubbly, positive, light-chasing side of me — has grown very accustomed to my Bat-like tendencies. He'll often find me curled up in a dark nook, sitting quietly by myself, having drawn the curtains in the room to create a cavernous space in which to retreat. Yes — me, the chaser of the LIGHT, likes to sit and simmer in the dark.

What’s happening in these moments is an opportunity to shut out the world, silence the noise, and go inward with my thoughts. It is here, in the dark, I often meet the LIGHT I am so hell-bent on finding. Our days are filled 24-7 with stimuli — news, internet, conversations, to-do lists, errands, commitments, rushing … rushingrushing…  I often only have time to scribble down little notes — glimmers of LIGHT stories I dream up or encounter but don't have the time to develop, ponder, digest. These notes are memory joggers for me to flesh out later when I have time to actually sit down and write. But oddly enough, sometimes when that time arrives, I no longer see the importance or relevance of these little notes. Their tangled words no longer make sense to me, and I'm left trying to recall the details I clearly felt important enough to write down in the first place.  This unravels me! Why didn’t I just stop and write it out in the moment? I ask myself. This would have been a great story to share but now the words escape me. 

I think this is how life is — don’t you? Our days are filled with little moments that really could be epic stories if we would just stop long enough to soak them up, drink in the moment and savor its lingering message and impact. But we are too busy to stop and enjoy them so we let them pass us by; just a blip on the radar. When you later recall it, it has very little meaning or importance anymore.  It’s just nothing.  

When a string of these moments pile up and all I have is a series of little notes that I can no longer make sense of — it's a red flag warning that I have gone too far, too long, too deep into the madness of life.  I have to push the pause button and shut those curtains to block out all the light that is life rushing by. I embrace the cold, quiet dark; I become very quiet and still. And I listen. I have complete conversations in my head with my ego, my self-doubt, my courage, my spirited-self, and most importantly, God. Then, something always emerges. A LIGHT that was not there before. Clarity. Purpose. Faith. Resolve. Intention.  Sometimes full-blown stories emerge and I'm gifted with material to write; Other times,  full-blown revelations about my life and my personal journey that help me adjust my course.

The yin-yang of my writing life really intrigues me. I’ve come to realize I’m a very emotional writer — the stories only spill out when I’m fully enthralled in my highs and lows.

When life is on cruise control and balanced, the words don’t easily come. But send me over the edge — either into the sky high emotions of happiness, love, and elation or down into the deep valleys of fear, worry, and doubt — and the stories emerge. Why must I go to the extremes to find them? I wonder. When I contemplate this I hear God say to me:

"Because that’s where life is lived, my dear. That’s where I need you to go to find me. That’s where you need to go to find others, too, so you can do this thing I’ve called you to do: Write and Share and Shine.  Real friendships and true Community are not found on the road to Balance and Harmony. They are found in the thickness of the Dark and in the brightness of the Light. Go there. Be there. And then come back to tell the tales so others will find comfort in knowing they, too, are in the exact right place. They will know there is a lesson/story/reason in here, and that it’s all unfolding exactly as I would have it."
These are lessons from the Universe, God's great masterpiece.  The things that send us high and low are really just life lessons we need to learn  -- things to be absorbed,  processed, evaluated and shared. It's what I call "Riding the SERF" (Stop, Evaluate, Focus and Rededicate) ; these are the real things that bind us because we are all riding the highs and lows of life!

I've also learned that my highs are really high, and my lows are very low. It doesn't mean I am drunk on positivity anymore than it means I am unhappy or depressed.  It simply means I feel deeply. I imagine many of you can relate to this.  For this reason, I have come to embrace the Dark even more because there is so much to be learned there.... such valuable teachings if we are brave enough to really sit in it for a spell.

Keep riding your SERF.

EDITORIAL NOTE:  I found most of this piece on my computer, in a place I scribble down notes quickly when an idea strikes. When I found it later, I didn't even remember writing it! It's like I had Writer's Amnesia. But when I sat with the notes, and fleshed out this piece, I realized again how much beauty and truth can be found in our dark corners.  I am grateful for this lesson.
<![CDATA[The Status Update We All Want to Say]]>Mon, 10 Oct 2016 16:24:24 GMThttp://lightbeamers.com/shining-stories-blog/the-status-update-we-all-want-to-say1This post originally appeared in The Huffington Post -- see original article here

The world seems to be filled with so much devastation, depravity, evil and hate. There are days when our news feeds are filled with such tragic events, it’s hard to hold our heads up and face another day. Furthermore, our culture seems to have taken a cue — people in our Networks easily and carelessly make snap judgements, rude accusations, and hate-filled commentary against us without much cause, or pause, for consideration of our viewpoints, or our perspective. Social Media channels have created this beast, but there’s no question it exist even within private conversations and live interchanges between people. I’ve thought much about this  — not so much evaluating how others participate in this phenomenon, but rather where my own actions fall. It’s caused me to ask this simple question:

If I am the sum of all my Facebook Likes, Posts, Shares, and Comments, would they equal the character I wish to be?  And furthermore, would others want to be measured this same way?

Our society is at a crossroads — we shall either continue to participate in the Judgement, or look deeper and see people for who they really are, beyond their latest public profile image. We are all complicated, interesting, humanly-flawed individuals. We are creatures filled with ideas and emotions, a history of mistakes, and a future filled with possibilities. Isn’t it high time we go back to seeing one another as we care to be seen ourselves? Remember the Golden Rule of Do Unto Others as You Would Have Them Do Unto You.
Let’s stop highlighting everyone’s wrongs and start celebrating their rights.
We are not perfect!  We are going to say things that come out all wrong. We are going to have opinions that sometimes don’t make sense to others. We are going to make decisions based on where we are in our own lives, not where others wish us to be.  We’ve become so engrossed and invested in other people’s beliefs and habits that we have somehow lost sight of our own; we’re too busy worrying about other people’s moral compass to figure out if our own is out of whack. The time has come ― we must put the brakes on being hyper critical.

When I dreamed of LIGHTbeamers,  I envisioned it as a vehicle for us all to shine for one another, support one another, inspire and motivate, lift each other up! However, my own shortcomings often leave me feeling unworthy of leading such a charge for I also make mistakes, say things I don’t mean, have polarizing opinions, and fail miserably at times in shining the LIGHT. Sometimes when this has happened, people have quickly pointed out my flaws. But mostly they have soldiered on for me — shining for me when my own darkness is too deep, lifting me up instead of stomping me down. For the latter, I am immensely grateful.

Can we all agree to shine a kind LIGHT for others? Give them a little Grace when they need it?
Social Media has created this platform for us to announce and denounce 24-hours a day. While posting selfies is fun, and sharing pics from my awesome vacation is great ― this is status update I really want to say, and what I imagine we all want to say to the world—
“Thank you for seeing me for who I really am. I am grateful for your open eyes, your widespread arms, and your loving heart. You don’t question my heart and you don’t waiver in your friendship, despite all the many ways in which you and I differ. You see me for more than just my profile picture, my status update, my likes and comments, and my political views. You see me for the beautiful, God-created soul I am. You see the smiles I give, the laughs we share, the goals I achieve. You see through all my fears, even when I do my best to mask them in a defiant state of self-confidence. You relate to me on a human level — as a mom, friend, wife, concerned citizen, sister, daughter, just someone who’s trying to find her footing in this big-bad-wolf of a world.  You see me sharing my kindness in the world, and give me credit for doing more than is necessary.”
Our means of communication needs to be filled with love, compassion, faith and understanding... and especially, grace. There is no room for hatred, bigotry, and insults. When we share our kind words and supportive hands, we shine our LIGHT. When we do this, we remind each other of the best versions of ourselves.

We are all fumbling our way through life together.  After all, we all want the same things — love, hope, peace, safety, compassion, a brighter future. At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter how we get there… as long as we stay true to our own unique course, and accept others along their way.



<![CDATA[Gratitude Lemonade]]>Sat, 17 Sep 2016 19:30:11 GMThttp://lightbeamers.com/shining-stories-blog/gratitude-lemonadePicture

THINGS I KNOW FOR SURE: When life hands you lemons, you learn to make Gratitude Lemonade. Today, I'm pouring up a huge serving of it as I share my thoughts while recovering from back surgery. Yes, back surgery! Talk about being forced to slow down and just get real still with your thoughts -- being laid up literally flat on your back opens up all sorts of opportunities to either go the "poor me" route.... or "suck it up, buttercup, this ain't but a thang" journey. As you probably guessed, I'm taking the later option.  I'm home now recovering (all went very well with my surgery) and I'm sitting here with my thoughts. Here's all I can think about -- GRATITUDE.

I am overwhelmed by it, honestly. It's Gratitude on steroids for me today. 

Sitting in the pre-op for nearly 3 hours waiting for my surgery to be called, I listened to the many people coming in for their own procedures. My surgery was minor compared to the stories I heard on the other side of the curtains. People struggling with serious and complicated health issues. Battling lifelong illnesses. Making repeat trips to hospital and OR. It made my own problems so very small, and my sense of gratitude immense. 

Then there's today -- I'm home recovering like a champ. I have hope for the future. I know I will recover fully. I have a full life to return to. I have family and friends around me supporting me. Some folks I heard in the pre-op room had no one with them. No one holding their hand, whispering prayers and encouragement by their side. 

Then, I think about this amazing Community. I couldn't wait to be able to chat with you today to share these thoughts. I want us all to remember to not take life for granted. We have to take care of our health. Take care of our bodies. To live life fully. To live boldly. To live out loud. Eat healthy foods. Drink water. Exercise. Be mindful. Meditate. De-stress. Take stock of all that is good in your life and be very thankful for it all. Every single morsel. 

I have come to learn that Gratitude just sets EVERYTHING in your life right-side up again. No matter what you are struggling with, there is much to be thankful for when you purposely shift your thoughts to these blessings and moments of positivity. 

Gratitude is your one-stop-shopping for LIGHT. When you turn your mind & heart to gratitude, the light shines automatically. You don't have to hunt -- it's just there!! 

What are you grateful for today? Go deep. Really take a few minutes to take stock of it all, then say "Thank You" for all that is good, right, loving, and meaningful in your life today. 

I have a renewed sense of this practice. We all get off course from time to time -- life can be so distracting. Shiny objects of fear get in our way. Let's take time today and get back on course so we can all shine brighter, live louder, and be in a space that truly allows us to be our best selves. Remember, when we shine, we shine for others too! 

Man am I cheering for you guys so loudly over here. From my bed. With good drugs by my side :) I'm a little sappy today -- so just indulge me! 

Head on over to the LIGHTbeamers Community on Facebook and join in on the Conversation. Tell us what you are Grateful for today.