Once lived a man of undeniable moral character. He worked as all men do, but he worked harder than most. At the age of 17 he enlisted in the Marine Corps, a rough, tough and utmost honorable branch of service. His son and grandson would soon follow his lead. He lived within the sphere of light.
After serving in Korea, and being one of very few Marines to step onto Chinese soil, he served in Vietnam. Soon after, he had five children, all of which he guided and molded to learn his lessons and be his own givers of wisdom to the world. I remember one story in particular that shows the grace and selflessness that I was so blessed to know of my grandfather.
Upon moving to Oklahoma from Texas, his children needed new school clothes. Very little money was in hand. A family friend lived in Amarillo; a 5 hour drive from town. Without worry or hesitation, he drove his motorcycle through the rain and wind to get new clothes for his five children the day before school started, then drove back the same night. How many men today would perform such a thing?Sadly, I doubt many would.
In the sphere of light we have many men and women who go above and beyond to give all the love that they can to everyone. We have many who do not feed the ego, or needless want. Many do exist in this world who will, no matter, give all they have with no question. I wish we all could join this number, as the few who make the most loving impact on humanity need our help. These are the ones who make the world great, in their simple ethic of love.
We only need to give all that we have in order to receive all that we need. In giving love, we need nothing in return. We have an unlimited supply of this awesome power if we only choose to see it. Selfless thought, dignity and compassion will determine where humanity dwells in the future.
I beg all to choose wisely, and look to the world for what is needed most. Think not of the self. We find the soul when we free our hearts to witness and embrace true devotion to help and heal. We then become the lighthouse of the world.
22 thoughts on “Lighthouse”
“Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships.” ~ Charles Simic
Have you ever read something and felt that feeling in your chest accompanied by a rush of instant gratification that you are in fact never alone and exactly where it is you need to be? That is how I felt the moment I read this quote years ago. I originally had a post to accompany this quote but I knew I had to share it here as well.
What you say here is so true. Those that have entrusted us with their knowledge and those who have led us by example are the true definition of a lighthouse. I have been fascinated with lighthouses since I can remember and the first lighthouses were said to have been built in the ancient times and that The Egyptians were actually the first group of people to build a lighthouse. All of that which is created is a reflection of ourselves and lighthouses are no exception. I don’t believe it is a coincidence that lighthouses were created and are used to bring ships at sea home often from within the darkest of nights and that parts of us are always longing to find our home, whether speaking metaphorically or in the literal sense. Lighthouses link us to that part of our psyche that connects us to our true origins, to our home… to our light.
Thank you for shining your light so bright Jeremiah, for being a lighthouse for so many with your blog and genuine heartfelt insights and knowledge.
♥ Love and light ♥
Thank you Jennifer!! And, yes I know exactly what you mean 😉
You are most welcome 😉
“All of that which is created is a reflection of ourselves and lighthouses are no exception.” Hi Jennifer this was beautiful insight….Light house is not the home but it is that which beacons us towards it. Which says “hey buddy if you come this way you’ll be home.” And home is the place where all that we care, love and worry about exist.
Yes Jerrin, most true! Thank you for sharing!
Jeremiah, your grandfather’s selflessness is lighting me up right now. Bless you for such effective sharing of his devotion.
Thank you! He meant a great deal to my life 🙂 All the best to you
This piece stands for the greatness of parents ,I hope I’m not wrong . love it so much.
I forget to say Salam ,I do apologise . I will take this piece, I hope you don’t mind .
Yes, but it also stands for the greatness of all selfless people willing to give all they have and expect nothing in return. 🙂
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I believe we can all find this example of selflessness in our lives~ I see it in your blogs~ this story needed circulation especially at this time when the world seems to sing one note~ ME (mi) I’m certain you will relate to this. I love you my friends ~ Sincerely Deborah
Thank you for sharing! 🙂
Wonderful tribute to your grandfather. There are many people who are working, relating to others selflessly. Many of us help others when we can, but maybe not enough. Thanks for this.
Lovely. It makes me think of both of my grandfathers. Thank you.
Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂
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I am blessed to see and have these kind of people in my life… I find when you can be this way…it becomes like breathing…automatic…no thought…no wait…Just do what is needed at the time…and there will never be any regrets…~mkg
That was quite lovely — I think there’s a story in there waiting to be told.
Incredible tribute to your granddad. The potential we all have within us is very powerful. It’s a shame we don’t tap more into it. You reminded me to be more aware and begin to allow my light to shine more and more. 😀 Thanks!
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