In West Virginia folklore there is a story of a country doctor
who was called out to a holler late one night to assist a woman
about to give birth. By the time the doctor arrived at the
farmhouse, things had progressed to a point where the doctor
asked the husband to help him by holding a gas lantern up
high in order to illuminate the makeshift delivery room.

Before long, the courageous mother delivered a healthy baby boy.
As the father lowered the lantern, the doctor barked an order to
keep the lantern aloft: "We're not done yet." Shortly, a second
child appeared on the scene, a healthy baby girl. Shaken by the
unexpected arrival of twins, the father heard the doctor say once
again, "We can't stop now. It looks as if it's going to be
triplets." To which the stunned father, still holding the lantern
high, replied, "Do you think it's the light that's attracting
them?"

Light has a quality of attraction. I recently left my office door
open late one afternoon in our mountain home and, at dusk, the
light from within attracted -- a hummingbird! (Coaxing a
hummingbird out of the house is a little like pushing a rope.
Mostly, whatever you do doesn't work.)

You, too, have a light that attracts...an inner light. Not
visible to the naked eye, but apparent just the same. We speak of
a "twinkle" in the eye or a "flicker" of warmth in the heart.
Some people shine with a light of kindness. Others emit a light
of hope. There are those who glow with enthusiasm and still
others who radiate love.

Almost all creatures are drawn to light, including humans. Do you
want to attract people to you? Positive and life-affirming inner
qualities can attract people like a warm fire on a cold night.
What will draw other people to you best cannot be purchased in
any department store. They will respond to that which radiates
from within.

You may not always see it, but your light is shining through. And
it's one of your most attractive qualities!

Author's Bio: 

Steve Goodier is a professional speaker, consultant and author of numerous books.
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