Monday, March 11, 2013

Don't Let Anyone Steal Your Sparkle

I saw this saying recently. “Don’t ever let anyone steal your sparkle.” And I loved it right away.  I loved it right away because it is so easy to do. To let others steal your sparkle. The things they say, the thoughts they think – and we let them take our sparkle with them when they go. In their wake, we wonder why we feel dull. Why we feel like something is missing.  It’s because it is.

We lost our sparkle.

We often let others tell us who we should be. We let them mold and shape us. Before long, we hardly recognize ourselves. The things that made us special and unique….are gone. Lost.

There are things about us that people don’t understand. They think we might be weird or strange. They don’t like the fact that we are different because they don’t know how to deal with “different.” They want us to be more the same. More like them so that they too, feel accepted.

We forget that we were MADE to each be different!

So, it’s okay when you don’t like the things that everyone else likes. It’s okay when you long to be somewhere else. It’s okay when you don’t think along the same lines as everyone else. It’s all what makes you YOU!

Your sparkle – my sparkle…. it’s in the very things that make us feel vibrant and alive. Sunshine or snow. Running or walking.  Laughing or deep thinking.  Social relationships or time alone. Knitting or cycling. Writing or singing.  Those are the things to hold onto.

Hold onto the things that make you smile, laugh, love deeper, and feel calmer.

Don’t let others tell you what you should and shouldn’t be doing. It’s a danger zone. And you just might lose your sparkle.

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