|We've got our shades on - SO YOU CAN SHINE!|
We had a fabulous conversation about my goal as a wife, mother, and friend. The timing of this conversation seemed serendipitous and I feel moved to share my thoughts with you dear readers and friends. Here is my explanation:
Shine! No Dimming Necessary
I don’t ever want my husband, my children, or my friends to feel they need to play down ANYTHING in order to make our relationship work. There was a time in my life when I felt everything was a competition. If you had published your book before I had, I might choose to ignore your phone calls and skip your book launch. That was then…and those were some dark days when I was too miserable to be happy in my own skin much less be happy for someone else (awful qualities to have in a friend by the way).
Times are different now and I’m not sure if it’s age, wisdom, patience, or what the cause is exactly. What I do know is this: If you are happy, I am happy. It’s just that simple! Come over, grab a cup of coffee. Gush about how much you love your new job, how fabulous your new highlights look, the awesome guy you met at the gym, or your latest weight loss victory. I can’t wait to share in your excitement as I watch you shine! You aren’t rubbing anything in my face. In fact, when I go out in the sunshine, my cheeks get this nice rosy glow and the vitamin D kicks in giving me more energy. Similarly, you can come here anytime and shine. You’re doing me a favor. As I watch you shine, I get caught up in the excitement and my cheeks get rosy and I am energized right along with you. There is absolutely no dimming necessary around this place. Don’t you dare play down your excitement and your accomplishments! I love you and I want you to shine as bright as possible! Leave a comment and share a recent thought or accomplishment so we can all see you shine! There is no dimming necessary here at WOW!
http://bringonlemons.blogspot.com/ She is shown here with her children and her mother hanging out in a tree in her yard. Photo credit to Olivia Brey of Oh! Photography.