Be A Lighthouse

I can't change your life directly —

only you can do that.

 

No matter how much I try to convince someone —

they're not going to listen to me unless they decide to.

But we can change lives indirectly —

by being an example.

by letting our actions speak for us.

by showing, rather than telling; living rather than wishing or hoping.

 

If you need me to be, I'll be your lighthouse.

A lighthouse shining the way to excellence, and a life of meaning.

I'll be your lighthouse.

That may sound arrogant, I know nothing (jon snow) in the grand scheme of things,

but I'll do my best to live by example —

by seeking the answers, and living the questions.

 

If you want to be, you can be a lighthouse to —

that's also a decision you have to make for yourself.

#KeepPursing — Josh Waggoner

'Brevity is the soul of wit.'  Email me (josh@renaissancemanlife.com) your thoughts on this post. Can you reduce the essential idea further?

related wisdom

"We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone." — Ronald Reagan

 

"If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path." — Buddha

 

"A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way." — Unknown