Are you a Lighthouse?

in GEMS2 months ago

“Friends are like lighthouses, with the sources of light coming from their hearts.”

- Tom Baker


A lighthouse is visible guidance to a ship's Captain. Warning of dangerous reefs or the treacherously rocky coasts, they serve as a guide for all who may be lost.

Are you a lighthouse?

Lighthouses have evolved into more than a beacon of light, they are a symbol of hope and guidance. Like a friend, whose light shines from their heart. A true friend, always ready with a heartfelt message or uplifting words.


I have a friend who describes her life as "on the rocks." That is exactly how she describes it. Every time she says it, a little voice inside me say, "On the rocks sounds so devastatingly tragic, and slightly uncomfortable. After all, position is everything." Little voices know nothing about being kind or thoughtful. I have this mental picture of her throwing herself onto the rocks. I try to be a postive force in her life, a lighthouse, but, for some reason she doesn't want to be rescued. Perhaps she just isn't ready and then again, maybe she just doesn't want anyone to be up close and personal at this time, or ever. You have to respect that not everyone welcomes well-meaning gestures. No harm/no foul.


If you know someone struggling with life, because this last year has been just a tad overwhelming, perhaps carrying a load that is to large, or just having a bad day, shine that beacon in their direction. They will let you know if they see it. It may just be that the change of scenery is just what they needed.

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As always, there must be a flower to color my world. I dedicate this to #alwaysaflower by yours truly.

“She cast her fragrance and her radiance over me. I ought never to have run away from her... I ought to have guessed all the affection that lay behind her poor little stratagems. Flowers are so inconsistent! But I was too young to know how to love her”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince


Thank you for visiting my post 💖 Because of you, I come back to post, again and again. Keep it classy, people. Kindness counts. Wherever you go, whatever you do. As always, keep on singing that song!!And just like that, this post is over. From beginning to end, I'll do it again, probably tomorrow. Thank you for stopping by and saying hello, leaving your words behind.

All I have are my words, armed in my mind, written in pen, stand by stand. Oh, yes. Still by hand. It has a different feel. Altered not by keys, backspace, and delete, I write, erase, tear it to pieces and start all over again. And again.

It’s my way. I walk out to the deep end of the page and dive right in.





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The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
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TS Elliot

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I am always a fan of lighthouses. I hear Michigan has a lot of them. Would be a great trip to make the rounds and visit a lot of them.

I've done that to the East Coast, all the way to the Canadian Coast. Do it!! You won't regret it! You have a few good ones there! I have been to a couple.

Sometimes it seems like some people are comfortable on the rocks.... in a way. No matter what happens or what anyone else offers... .friendship, a hand up.... they stay where they are or go back to it quickly. It's never easy to figure out the mentality of that. There is simply no way to know what is really inside someone else's head or the demons they are fighting.

I use to be a bit of a light house I think, but now I'm a little too reclusive to be as much of one as I use to be. I still think over all those I know, scanning to see if I know of a need. Sometimes it seems all is well in my circle, but I also know that not everyone shares their hurts, needs and fears.

You are definitely a lighthouse. The world needs more people like you !

You undersell yourself, El. Sometimes just knowing you are there is a huge boon. Because if you thought someone needed something, even if only an ear, you would be there. We are all less visible than we once were, I blame it on the times.

You are right when you say not everyone shares their hurts, needs, and fears. Some even cover it up with something else, making good disguises. For that, there is almost nothing you can do for someone that doesn't want help or others to know of their pain. The only thing I can personally do is be there.

Oh, the truth. There are people that are fine with being on the rocks and it is true that we don't know what demons they are fighting. You can only do what is allowed and the rest is up to the person. I have made peace with that. It took me years to understand.

You are definitely a lighthouse, woman. Shine on!

I would love to be. First of all because I really like the lighthouse.
Then, for friendship, as you do the comparison. In fact, the first thing is friendship!

The first is friendship~ I agree! Thank you so much for always showing me how important friends are. I hope you had an amazing weekend~

May this week be wonderful for all of us!

So be it. Thank you!
I have had many good friends so far, now there are fewer but enough to be happy with that.

Nice post, resonates with me in a slightly different way. I enjoy shining the light and helping by showing others the way, but like a lighthouse, I want them to keep their distance and not get too close (physical or emotional)! lol Have a great weekend and thanks for adding a bit of light to our world!

I absolutely understand! You are coming from a place that I find honorable, but to get overly physical. emotional would defeat your purpose. (and you)

I want to thank you for what you do, the words you use when writing on posts around the blockchain, always adding something of quality to the subject. Your support has been amazing also, and, I thank you for that!

Have a great rest of your weekend! Shine on!

Thanks for that. And reflect back on yourself. You bring such brightness with your comments and posts. Pulling many of us closer together. Smiles and kindness are contagious, and don't require masks (well maybe sometimes, lol).


Oh, sometimes I just feel like a rebel. :))

I'm a lighthouse...Although at times I have to put the light out and allow people to find their own way, for my own protection and preservation.

True. I failed to say that, but, it is as important as showing the way. Self-preservation is a basic instinct that many never even take into consideration. Until you need to.

You are a lighthouse. Shine on!

I love your analogy Denise on good kind friends being like a lighthouse and your are so right, they are. A lovely post as always❤️

You always make me feel so good about what I write, Angie! Thank you so much for being such a supportive friend! You are definitely a lighthouse for so many!

Kindness is a great thing, easy to give and can be a life changer at the right time and from the right person. Lovely words and when in doubt err on the side of tenderness.

I have to agree with you there! Kindness counts. Always and forever.

I am not sure if I am a lighthouse but I would like to be, but one thing I do know is you are a lighthouse who shines so brightly and inspires others

You are a lighthouse, for sure! Even though you don't advertise, you are a kind and gentle soul, always leading and guiding. I have been using your light to find my way for years and I appreciate it.

Thank you so much for your words and I hope you have a great day! Shine on!

Thanks kindly
So kind of you

these two fantastic first images immediately reminded me of this The Lighthouse (2019 film) that shocked me with the visuals, the location, and the story. Even the movie is new (2019) it was filmed on film with all the attributes of the old school filmmaking techniques and this crazy influenced my perception.

Thanks so much. Victor! I never did see that movie. I only know that it was a psychological thriller. :))

They are usually a little crazy. I am glad you liked it and thank you for stopping by and weighing in on it! Have a splendid night!

surely worth watching.
my pleasure Denise. I have a day off tomorrow. Hope to enjoy the super hot weather we got these days.

Hehe... That was funny, right? :)) Nobody enjoys that. Except for a misplaced Eskimo.

will see tomorrow what kind of Eskimo i will be 🤣

A true friend, always ready with a heartfelt message or uplifting words.

What about the "true friends stab you in the front" saying?

My brother had a friend since his childhood, and that friend betrayed him after more than 25 years of friendship. And the mother of that friend even hit my brother physically, so hard/much that he fell to the ground. And in the previous year I received a big help from a complete stranger.

Some people say that help may come from where you least expect it, some strangers are better than friends. Strangers may help you more than friends. So far I thought that this is not true, but now I am starting to say that this is true.

Many friends are ready to say a heartfelt message, this is true, but much less are ready to help you, when you need it. Especially when you need the most.

Many friends are friends until they gain something from you, until you help them. As soon as you need help, they suddenly leave/abandon you. They are not true friends. True friends are very rare, and even that can change in a blink of an eye. Even after decades.

I use the word friend as an example and not a given. Given your circumstances, I can see where you resent that. It was not intended as such. I do have people I feel like I can count on that have never let me down, but, I don't expect them to always be there. That isn't always possible.

I have also been given help by complete strangers, even here on the blockchain. When I first got here, a man named @twinner, who I didn't know, gave me a delegation of 500 SP - just dropped it in my wallet. I had no idea where it came from or by who at the time. But, my point is that he didn't know me, but, knew I just started. I was intrigued and have made it a point to try to give a hand to newbies. Not everyone and not all the time as I don't have the power he did, but, it is nice to be able to do small things when you can.

I am sorry you have met these people along the way of life, but, I hope that you don't judge every person through the lens of people that spoiled your outlook on friends.

Things do change, but, I believe it is the people that change and I have to wonder what in their life made them change?

I use the word friend as an example and not a given. Given your circumstances, I can see where you resent that. It was not intended as such. I do have people I feel like I can count on that have never let me down, but, I don't expect them to always be there. That isn't always possible.

I have also been given help by complete strangers, even here on the blockchain.

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Sometimes apply wisdom while lighting, because some friends are terrible and needs wisdom when walking with them.

Showing the light is one thing, offering wisdom is okay if they are willing to accept it. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your words.

A beautiful post with a beautiful message as always. Have a blessed Sunday.

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