Friday, September 30, 2016
From There To Here In A Heartbeat.............
Another week has come and gone at the speed of light!
The photos, those goofy people who went from throwing kisses to flipping the bird? Yeah, those are our girls.
They went out together to get some sister tattoos. I asked for them, while they were all together, to get a nice picture for me. For them to be in the same place at the same time, sadly doesn't happen as often as I'd like. I've been hinting heavily for a loooonnnngggg time that a nice photo of them together, outside of wedding photos, would be awesome.
That's what you get for encouraging smartassery during their childhood.
How did we get here so fast? We went from there to here in a heartbeat.
When we look at the incredible people they've become and are still becoming, we know we've done at least a few things right along the way.
They are strong, independent, kind, compassionate people who stand up for who and what they believe. They are capable, smart individuals who understand the value of working for your dreams.
They are so much more than a pretty smile, a size chart, or a scale. They are not, and have never been defined by their physical beauty. They know their value is not hinged on the opinion of others.
They know how to compromise, and how to stand their ground.
They know they are to be heard. Their opinion counts. Their voice has merit.
I say these things because I know our girls are not alone.
But, there are too many young people of this millennial generation who see themselves differently.
This is the generation who has grown up being bombarded by the Kim Kardashians of the world. Instagram, Facebook and snapchat. Their value measured by the number of 'likes' and 'shares' and 'followers' they can gather.
Their perceived value being generated and validated by strangers. These strangers, in turn, developing some misconceived notion of power over them.
We need to put humanity back into human interaction. Put the images of people aside, and look at the people. We are so much more than the sum total of our photos.
Well folks, sorry to write and run, but I have to go! Gotta get ready for the Unity Fall Fair! A two day tradeshow!
After that, the week will be filled with writing, work and other shenanigans!
Until next time.........
May you see you are more than what's reflected in the mirror, it's but an image in the glass.
May you see that you are phenomenal, unique, show your spark, let it shine, have some sass.
May you understand that the opinions of others carry no more weight than your own.
May you see that others opinions of you are completely weightless, worthless, whatever their tone.
May you allow yourself the freedom to be who you are meant to be.
May you untether what holds you back, have courage, set it free.
May the actions you put out into the world, truly reflect the truth within your soul.
May you understand how deeply your actions touch others, both good and bad, own your role.
Until next time...