We can also keep lights on, thus blinding out evil, dishonesty, lying, and slander. Light is love, and love has no opposite. Since light never goes out or be completely extinguished, our light can keep light shining, even if it's just a glimmer that nobody can see. It can keep shining and we will know it is there.
As I wrote the above, it occurred to me that I was sounding theological/religious. Those who have been following me for a while (perhaps since 2009 when A Cottage by the Sea was born), know of my commitment to keep my faith from these pages. That being said, all faith traditions light the way to love and peace.
And so, I offer you Light, my word for the year.
Whatever word you pick, whatever faith, spiritual practice, or philosophy you lean toward, is one that leads you to be kind, compassionate, and loving, not just to yourself but toward all humankind. We're all in this light together.