You Only Need the Light When It’s Burning Low


(Reading time 1-2 minutes)

You might recognize these words from a song by Passenger called, Let Her Go. Below are a few more of the lyrics to the song so that you might better recall.

Well you only need the light when it’s burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go
Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missing home
Only know you love her when you let her go

This song always catches my attention and it got me thinking, that even though the artist is making a simple point, there is an extremely important message here. Way too often we find ourselves missing something we once had, but now is gone. Our natural instinct is to cruise along and assume it (whatever it may be) will always be there. This causes us to fall into a trap of not really understanding and knowing what we have until it is gone.

We have all heard it before, every day is a gift, but are we living like we really believe that truth. Are we giving our undivided attention and gratitude when we do have it, are we being mindful and present every chance we get? It is easy to just go through the motions, but living this way puts us at risk for greater heartache and regret. Gratitude allows us to count our blessings and helps us stay grounded. I’m grateful for my husband and all of the wonderful friends and family in my life.

Live it, breath it, feel it, appreciate it and love it to the fullest, so that when it is gone (because life happens) you will know you gave it your full attention and appreciation while you had it.

Take a listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBumgq5yVrA

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