How often do we focus on the brightest star we see?
Only all the time.
We see the sun all day but none of the stars in the universe beyond.
Are the other stars gone during the day?
Have they gone out or lost their shine?
They are there but we forget to even think of them because the sun is close enough to us to make it difficult to see anything else. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean the sun is the brightest, the hottest, or even the biggest star in the sky, it is just the one that is closest to us.
Just because one light seems brighter, it doesn’t mean that it actually is.
Sometimes it takes a little darkness in our lives to be reminded that there are infinitely more stars in the sky than just the one closest to us.
Sometimes we need to remember that the stars that shine brightest for us are not always close at hand, but that doesn’t mean they are absent unless we choose to forget their presence.