Friday, May 20, 2011

Lighting the World



In my Science class this semester, I learned two things that really stuck with me:

That a luminous object is one that produces light.

And that a non-luminous object is one that reflects light.

While it may have been the three coffees consumed within the hour, the days and nights spent studying holed up my room with only a laptop and one of my cats for company, or that I read entirely too much into things; but isn’t this the truest thing you have ever read?

And I thought to myself:

I want to be luminous.



I don’t want to reflect other's second hand light. I want to glow. I want to light the world.

And I want to encourage others to light the world with me.

So let’s all go out there and be as luminous as only we know how.




32 comments:

Kari said...

i absolutely love this! excellent application. i shall take your challenge!

Sarah said...

I love this so much. I really believe that people can carry around a brightness within them that lifts everyone they interact with.

mrs. autumn said...

"Let your light so shine before men that they may glorify until the father which is in Heaven."

I think it's funny how a lot of times we have these ideas that have already popped up before, but they aren't really personal until they are really something real to us.

(I hope it's okay I shared a scripture, I never know people's religious preferences on blogs...but I also don't like it when people are pushy)

shopgirl said...

This post is so poetic and just lovely. I love this word. Luminous.

Thanks sweetie! Wishing you a special day!

Meher said...

That's such a crazy and awesome way to put it. *hugs*. Spread the light, girl!

demie said...

What a beautiful blog you are having! Yes. Luminous is the thing for us.... THanks for shearing

Jessica said...

Oh I love this! What a great goal in life - to be luminous. I plan to do the same!

ellie said...

So positive. I like it.

lucy and sarah said...

I think its a great thing. And its contagious you know. Others sense it ..all around.

amy b.s. said...

the photos are just so pretty!

Emily said...

I want to glow too. My mom always told me the first way to shine is by wearing a big smile. :)
x

Alexa said...

Love that saying...and the photos to go with it are absolutely wonderful! :)
Have a marvelous weekend!!!
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Bonnie said...

Science can be so confusing, but it can also be so ... illuminating. (See what I did there? Stupid.) You can apply science to many different aspects of life, which I love.

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Aquí said...

Yes! Lets! I want to be luminous too! I'll help light the world with ya!

keishua said...

luminous what a lovely word and a super inspiring post. p.s.you are already luminous!!

Young People in Love said...

Here's to being LUMINOUS!

and i totally want that rocker chick's red pink hair!

kimbirdy said...

beautiful!! i love this and i am totally completely inspired by you. thanks for that!

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

I definitely want to be luminous too. Want to know another science fact? We already radiate. Not on visible wavelengths but we do. I guess it's all about taking that light to the next level.

Ashley said...

Solidarity sister! Happy weekend, and I hope to see great things from you:D xx

becky said...

This is a good thought---and a surely motivational one! :) x

Allison Marcia said...

Oh, how beautiful. I love how you take such an ordinary concept and turn it into something so lovely. :)

Ashley Slater said...

what pretty pictures.... lovely blog!

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Eleanor said...

hi! just came across your blog.. its brilliant and so true. everyone does have their own individual light to bring to the world :)
lets be blog friends.. come and visit at mirrorofmyworld.blogspot.com
with love, eleanor x

Stephanie said...

i love the first pic.!!!

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Tiq said...

Such a powerful word. Cheers to LUMINOUS !! I hope I can add that to my goals. Thanks for sharing this my friend.

Karls said...

You are luminous!

Mil said...

So true. We should all try to be lumnious. Simple and beautiful.

MandyJean said...

Love this :)

Marie said...

Same here.:D

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