Sparks

„A spark is a little thing, yet it may kindle the world." (Martin Farquhar Tupper)

There are people in our lives who ignite the tiny spark that lies dormant inside of us. They encourage us to turn that little spark into a mighty flame that will sustain us throughout our lives.

We need to remember those who were there and supported us and helped us find our passion – even if we didn't know it then. These people are so precious because they saw something in us that we couldn't see. And they decided to invest so much of themselves into guiding us and showing us that we have a talent and are capable of more than we thought.

Their passion for their own work and their enthusiasm were enormously inspiring. And when we finally realized that all the challenges they exposed us to were always meant to help us grow and fuel that spark they saw before we could, the gratitude we feel is overwhelming. We realize that without them we would not have found our passion and we would not be doing what we do, in the way we do it. We employ what we learnt from and through them and use it to inspire those we are now supporting in the hopes of igniting their spark.

And if we are incredibly fortunate and find that we have managed to ignite a spark in someone, we are moved and deeply grateful to those who were our spark. Because without them we would never have gained the chance and privilege to become someone else's spark.

And so the spark kindled in us by our special person lives on in those we inspire and the cycle continues keeping the spark alive.

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