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Cast Light

“If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.” – George MacDonald

Cast Light started from a small seed of thought and desire to seek out and shine light on the positive, the goodness in each day, if we choose it over shadow and cynicism. Over a year and 279 posts later, the act of writing the blog challenges me to align my thoughts and desires to my attitude and actions. To live out what I believe, to recognize when I fall short and most importantly to relentlessly pursue light, not perfection.

In conversation with others, I am reminded to get outside of me and to be present in the moment, in relationship. While we are vividly aware of our own feelings, we never really know what someone else may be going through. And when we put aside and rise above our assumptions, judgments, and biases, we discover the humanity, frailty and beauty of those who cross our path each day. CAST = throw forth LIGHT =  love.

“When walking through the 'valley of shadows,' remember, a shadow is cast by a Light.” – Austin O'Malley

“When walking through the ‘valley of shadows,’ remember, a shadow is cast by a Light.” – Austin O’Malley

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  1. Happy 1-year blogging anniversary Cathy!

    Keep up the good work casting light in your life and reminding us to do the same.


    November 4, 2013
    • Thanks so much – blessings are all around us to seize each day.

      November 4, 2013
  2. You are living true to your mission through your thoughtful words and insights. Although I have been a follower for a short period of time, your inspiration has been cast forth into my corner of the blogosphere. Thank you for sharing, I look forward to many more gems 😉

    November 4, 2013
    • Thanks so much for taking the time to comment – much appreciated! Cast light.


      November 4, 2013
  3. beautiful and just what I needed to read as I continue to walk through the “valley of shadow”, that the true Light is my shadow! You have no idea what peace it brings to me…. thank you – Patty

    November 4, 2013
    • Thanks for sharing. Hoping you are out of the valley soon and know others are with you in the valley to walk with you. Peace.

      November 4, 2013
  4. Anonymous #

    Love reading your posts. Such a beautiful reminder each day to cast light. Keep writing, I look forwarded to them each week.

    November 4, 2013
  5. Your blog is such a beautiful gift. Thank you.

    November 4, 2013
    • Thank you – it’s a gift to me to meet so many through blogging. We are all in life together!

      November 4, 2013
  6. That was a wonderful thought.Thanks for sharing this.

    November 14, 2013

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