So in looking for some blog inspiration, which I usually do by surfing the net and checking out my favorite blogs, I realized several of my go-to bloggers have not posted in days- boo.  It's so disappointing when bloggers post super erratically and day after day you go back for a mid day boost or morning motivation and nothing- the same tired post staring back at you as the last time you logged on for the soul purpose of procrastinating.

January is always a hard month for me as I think it is for most people unless you are one of those crazies that loves cold, grey days and rubbing your nose raw after catching your second cold of the year.  I've not really felt like posting on a daily basis- as you might have noticed.  But after being let down time after time by fellow bloggers I have pledged to not let down my readers (today)!:)

A few weeks ago I did a post (around the world) on these sweet aerial photos taken by Yann Arthus-Bertrand that you can access via google earth, a fantastic way to click around the world- that post was inspired by this beautiful photograph curtsey of NASA.

This is India in the midst of celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights.

Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil, typically a person will light a lamp and share a sweet.  Many times the sweet involves a kindness- helping a friend, lifting a stranger's spirits, mowing your neighbors lawn- what ev. 

It's so easy to feel like little old me doesn't matter much in this big world and that the things you do can't make a real difference but look at India glittering against the other countries clothed in darkness.  The cumulative effect of each kindness, each individual lamp shining through the dark, visible from outer space, beautiful.