PM Quote of the Day — Albert Schweitzer

At 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.

As much as I like to think of myself as independent and self-sufficient, I’m not.  For example, there are times when I find myself short of energy, optimism, and life.  It is precisely during those times that my light has gone out and I’m stumbling around in the dark.  Even worse, I don’t even know it…

To avoid the dark, I must remember to let go of my precious and illusory independence.  My arrogant self-reliance feeds — and is fed by — my congential gratitude deficiency.  Ultimately, standing apart means that I’m rejecting the love and light other people bring to my life.

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