There are some people on this planet that make you a better person just by being in the same room with them...because once you have seen how they live and love and fight for light, you know that you can and must do more, and that you can never go back to the person you were before.
My dear friend and personal hero @timballard89, founder of @ourrescue (a phenomenal non-profit that rescues children from human trafficking and the sex trade) is one of those souls of light, who not only helps you see the world differently, but makes you look at your life differently.
Every time I am with him, my life changes a little more.
It is true there is much darkness in this world.
But there is also so much light.
During today's interview he said something that pierced the very center of my soul..."The more we give to others, the more light we have inside ourselves."
It really is THAT simple.
Serving others, in whatever way we can, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, fills the world with more light.
And eventually that light will make its way into all the dark corners of this human race.
I want to be a light-bearer.
I want my heart to shine as a beacon in the dark that says to all who are lost, "I am here to help, to love, to lift, and to rescue."
I want the legacy of my life to be a succession of lamps lit in the souls of others that shine with hope, strength, freedom, and peace.
Thank you, Tim, for always reminding me what is possible when we stand up to the darkness and say "Not on my watch," and for inspiring me with your courage, tenacity, faith, resolve, and love to give more, do more, and be more.
You ARE the light. (If you want to learn more about how you can help Tim and the Operation Underground Railroad team rescue more children from the unfathomable darkness of human trafficking, visit their website www.ourrescue.org)
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