“We should strive to be like the moon. The adage serves to remind people to always be on their best behavior and to be good to others. People complain when there is too much sun and it gets unbearably hot, and also when it rains too much or when it is cold. But, no one grumbles when the moon shines. Everyone becomes happy and appreciates the moon in their own special way,” (Ishmael Beah).
This above passage is taken from A Long Way Gone, a book that encompasses memoirs of a boy soldier from Sierra Leone. As I continue further into the book I reach more and more lessons on life that I find extremely intriguing and beneficial. The one above simply means that if we are our own light shining through darkness than we too can be appreciated. In doing so, people will not protest your presence, but rather they’ll look forward to being with you. If you’ve never actually payed close attention to the floating sphere in our sky at night, I encourage you to head outside this evening and check it out. Think about what makes it so special, suspended in the dark sky shining through the thick clouds. Who knows, maybe you’ll even see a shooting star. 😉