Speak kindly. Touch softly. Give hugs. Bless indiscriminately. Each of us is a bright light that shines into our world and makes it better.
This is Deshun Wang, an 80-year-old who knows what it’s like to re-create himself.
At least seven times, Mr. Wang started over again. At one point, he was homeless. Now, at 80, he says with a laugh that he is an “internet sensation.”
Mr. Wang believes that no one can keep you from being a success except yourself. Each of us has a different definition of success. For myself, if I can get through life with compassion and kindness and appreciation, I consider that I’m doing pretty well.
“When it’s time to shine,” Mr. Wang says, “be the brightest!”
May we remember this week that we are always shining, even if we feel ourself a dull, low-wattage light. it’s never too late to make a difference in this world made up of interconnected strings of light.