A Single Candle

A wise man once said of Eleanor Roosevelt, "She would rather light candles than curse the darkness, and her glow has warmed the world." In his farewell address to the First Lady, Adlai Stevenson touched on her can-do attitude and ability to accomplish the unthinkable, in the face of remarkable odds. She has long been one of my heroines. Those inspiring words have been in the forefront of my mind this week, reminding me that one person, one smile, one spark, can truly make a difference in the lives of others. 

There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don’t you?
— Rumi

When one heart touches another, something magical happens. Both souls are forever changed. Our work here is all about connection- helping our clients and staff connect with one another, and the community at large. We create enriching, meaningful activities that help people with disabilities gain independent living skills, form healthy friendships, and achieve their goals. Never a dull moment! This job challenges, delights and inspires me like no other. 

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
Do not worry if all the candles in the world flicker and die. We have the spark that starts the fire.
— Rumi

What sparks your curiosity? What makes your heart dance? What makes you grin until your cheeks hurt? Find your spark, and follow where it leads. Your heart will never steer you wrong.

 Find Your Spark. Kindle the Flame. Shine, shine, shine... You Are Luminous.

Find Your Spark. Kindle the Flame. Shine, shine, shine... You Are Luminous.

Brightening Your Darkest Days...

Molly J. Anderson

Program Director