I just saw a saying that I like: “Spend time with those who make your spirit shine.”

That sounds like wisdom to me.

I believe the use of such time is really an investment rather than an expenditure, and that if one also invests the time to become a person who makes the spirits of others shine, they would be improving themselves, and most likely make themselves happier while making the lives of others better, which makes the world better.

People are attracted to spirit-shiners, and are sometimes inspired by them to become spirit-shiners themselves!

And, even when a spirit-shiner is alone, they are in good company!

I’m blessed to have many spirit-shiners in my life, including many of you. Thank you! Shine on, my friends! My life and the world are better with you in them.


About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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12 Responses to Spirit-Shiners

  1. mimijk says:

    Your spirit shines through your every post!

  2. (smiling) I like that term Spirit Shiner. You are a spirit shiner, you know that right?

    • russtowne says:

      Thank you, Diana. I hope I am, and like to think that I have become one, but I know that it wasn’t always so, and sometimes still isn’t.

      Thank you for consistently shining on my spirit, Diana.


  3. Sometimes others shine as a reflection of the person facing them…. Diane

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  5. bulldogsturf says:

    Russ if there was a spirit shiner around here it would have to be you…

  6. strokedtolife says:

    I really enjoy the term spirit shiner, it is something I’m striving to be- thank you for being a great example of one đŸ™‚

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