"There is in every true woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity: but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity."--Washington Irving
I like to think that I have a "spark of heavenly fire." Occasionally, I get a glimpse of it--or what it could be if I allowed it to "beam and blaze."
Too often, though, I put out the fire before it has a chance to take hold. I run away from it. I ignore it. Or, worse, I'm not even aware of it and allow it to wither away and die. How sad is that.
I believe we all--men and women alike--have a heavenly fire within us. Our job is to find it, to feed it, and then to act upon it. We need not wait until the "dark hour of adversity" for it to beam and blaze. We can use that fire to better our lives and those of others.
Joy for today: nurturing the heavenly fire within me.