The only way to diminish darkness is to add light; for where there is light, there can be no darkness. And what creates that light? Hope. Hope is the spark that allows light to permeate the gloom. It’s the stars glittering in the midnight sky. It’s the light at the end of the tunnel, the sun rising in the morning sky or pushing through the clouds to create silver linings. You are also the light, so this week, we want you to LIGHT UP THE ROOM. At the very core of our “You Matter” message is the idea that you are powerful beyond your wildest imagination. Every thought you have, every action you take, and every word you utter has an impact on the world around you. You impact every relationship you are in, every room you walk into, and even every stranger you encounter. This is exciting, but also overwhelming, because it forces us to make a choice. Will our actions, words, and thoughts bring light or darkness to the world? It’s that simple. In every moment of every day, we get to make this choice. So what kind of world do you want to create? We hope your answer touches on words like: loving, kind, compassionate, caring, positive, uplifting, joyful, and generous. In which case, this week is perfect for you, because it allows you to go be the light. Shine bright. Lighting up the room matters.