Preparing Shabbos for reluctant family members and friends is truly a gift for them, even if they don't react with enthusiastic glee.
Shabbos is its own reward, inside each of us.
Shabbos is for our soul, and our soul is having a relationship with Shabbos, whether our mind knows it or not.
Or whether we observe Shabbos or not, strange as that may seem.
The Sabbath Day happens each week, and we get to be in it. Or not. It's our choice.
Our lights are poised and ready to shine, together.