Lucia is said to be a young girl who brought food to persecuted Christians in Rome back in 304. She wore candles on her head to light her path so her arms were free to carry food. Unfortunately this girl was said to have been killed for her kindness.
While I would love to live in a world where no one is want for anything, that is not the case. There are plenty of people living in poverty and many groups still persecuted in ways for their beliefs or heritage. But we all have the power to make a difference. We all have the power to create change and spread love. We all have the power to bring light to this world.
I'm grateful for the kindness of St. Lucia. I'm grateful for stories of people who stood up for what was right and helped people in need. I'm grateful for this tradition and to learn more about this day. I'm grateful for my husband's dedication and for the delicious saffron buns he made to celebrate yesterday. I'm grateful to have one this morning for breakfast with a little honey added on. And I'm grateful to ask myself what I can do to be more like St. Lucia today.
How can you make a difference in a positive way? Who could you give kindness to or help uplift?
May today remind us to help others up when they are down. May we remember we are all one people. Have a beautiful day!