I listened intently to the speaker as she told her story of driving behind a car in a treacherous snow storm.
“I followed close…maybe a bit too close…considering we were driving in the blowing snow, but I was anxious to get home. I wondered why the driver couldn’t go just a little faster. Eventually, the car I was following signaled to turn and I was relieved that I could finally set my own pace. Now in the lead with cars trailing behind, I suddenly realized why the driver had been going so slow; visibility was terrible. When I was following, it didn’t seem that bad. But now faced to lead, I could barely see past the hood of my car.
“What I realized in this adventure is this: There’s always someone following your lights that you don’t know about.”
I exhaled as the speaker shared how she made it home safe. I wrote this phrase in my journal: You never know who you’re leading…who is following your lights. So shine bright and illuminate the way.