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Sometimes we all need something that shines, something that reflects light. In general life rarely sparkles. So we do things to try to make it a bit more reflective, sparkly. Just a bit of flash that makes us feel a bit more, well, glamorous. In trying, sometimes we succeed and for just a moment the dull is lifted and shine and sparkles spring forth.

A sparkly shrug made from Feza Night yarn.

Yarn can come with the sparkles included and bring pop and life to the project you are knitting. The trick is in the pattern you are making  does sparkle add to it or take away. Not every project is right for glitter, and or shine but those projects where that little bit of flash sets off the outfit lift us to a place that makes us smile and shine.

Life on the other hand is not meant to be dull and without luster. We think we will pull out the shine for just the right time and place and then we find that the sparkle is not there, it has tarnished. While not every moment will be filled with glitter and star-dust, we need to live life so that we bring light and not dullness to ourselves and our surroundings.

Red sparkly, shrug on Kendra.

When we do live with that sparkle in our eyes, in our smile, in our heart, then everyone we encounter even if for just a moment go away with a bit more sparkle in their life as well.

“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5: 14-16.


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