Yesterday, I opened a birthday gift sent from a beautiful friend. Inside the package included a miniature gnome, a birthstone charm necklace and a square box of matches. On the top of the match box held the above quote from Buddha. How such simple words can leave imprints on our hearts, shows the unique strength and power of language. We are on this Earth to live out our lives, and we make choices everyday that impact the World around us. The brighter we shine inside, the more light can be shared with others. Let your light shine... enlighten others with the pure beauty of kindness, laughter, compassion and love... and watch your light become contagious.