Saturday, November 5, 2011


Came across this quote: "There's always going to be bad stuff out there. But here's the amazing thing -- light trumps darkness, every time. You stick a candle into the dark, but you can't stick the dark into the light." -- Jodi Picoult

Exactly! Some friends I know curse the darkness with their hearts, hating everything bad that's happened to their lives. I don't blame them. It's hard enough having to go through misery to have to sing along through it. Easier said than done.

But I do know one thing... that bad is just as real as good. That it too has its own place and time in our lives. Yes, nothing beneficial derived from it. Well, that seems to be the general perception. But you know what, when you have gone through so much you come to this new understanding that it's temporary... that it's weakness is its own nature. Meaning that bad is strong as it is also weak. Weak in the sense that you can pierce through its darkness with the right tools.

And what are these tools? Easy. We do it everytime. The tools of hope, love, trust, faith, strength and courage, knowledge and understanding, and the belief that it too will pass... just like everything else in life does. It's fleeting - temporary - impermanent - transient - and that it has no defense against the good that could and would permeate it.

And it has no armor to shield itself against a person's willingness to learn from it. So thus it will be tossed and turned, beaten blue, shaken and rolled around, and squeezed tight until the lessons are extracted from it.

Neither can it revel in the mistakes it pounds upon a person because a person who sees clearly with the eyes of God is enabled to see mistakes as friends and not as enemies. We learn from mistakes.

Good and bad. Yin and Yang. Darkness and light. Each have their uses. But truly 'light trumps darkness everytime'.

Have a pleasant and blessed weekend, everyone! Blessings!

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  1. Light indeed triumphs the darkness, Ellen.. that's one of the best realization one can have his life is concerned..

    bad times do give opportunity to strive for the good..they appear dark for sometime, we must realize that it would be thr as long as we think its dark! we can always put up the light required with the positive thinking and the knowledge we have gained..

    Very good post, loved it..

    Have nice day

  2. Hi Prams, how are you? I hope the weather over there is much better than mine here... overcast most days, rainy afternoons and evenings. Not much one can do with that but perhaps dance and sing in the rain LOLS! :-) Thanks for coming by and for your lovely comment. Blessings to you and your family.

  3. hello true because it happened to me..I was in total darkness and my kids when our home was shattered of domestic violence but now I can say it made me what I have always reminded myself..we can't control the situations that comes in our lives but we have a choice to give up or move on..sometimes we just thought life could be so unfair but after a few months or years back then we realized the adversity that passed in our lives have specific reasons for our future.

    The light I should say has always been there Ms.Ellen but sometimes we fail to recognize it because we become occupied with those trials we had in our lives.

    On my experience when trials come it is God's one way of reminding us that we need more to hold on to Him-He is the true light in our lives..

    passing by Ms.Ellen before I go to sleep..gudnyt po *hugs hugs po ;)*

  4. I agree - the bad is just as real as the good. And sometimes it's the bad that makes the good so much better. So I'm grateful for all of it!

    Beautiful post, Ellen!

  5. Just like you, I too have my share of tough times and I was brought out of the darkness by a wonderful and loving God. That's how wonderful He is, Sie. He keeps His promise that He would never leave us... that He will always be there for us. He never fails.

    Blessings to you, my friend.

  6. Oh you've said it so right, Deb... '..sometimes it's the bad that makes the good so much better..' Hope you're having a lovely day. May God's grace and love be with you and your home.

  7. Amen! I'll take light over darkness any day!

    Jesus is the light of the world!

    Take care and have a nice day :-)

    And thanks for your recent comment on My Blog

  8. "Jesus is the light of the world!" Yup, the light of my life, Ron. Blessings to you and your family.


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