Being Me: Week 31 - Let your light shine

July 28, 2019

"Don't be afraid to shine the world needs your light." ~Gabby Bernstein 

Being Me / Week 31: Let your light shine

July Theme: Bold stripes, bright stars, brave hearts


Growing up a middle child of four I always liked to blend in. I never wanted to be the one to draw attention, that job was left for my older sister or younger brother. They beamed in the spotlight, where as I shrank from it in what was labeled as shyness.

But even as I grew and understood more of the world, I remained in my protective shell, unable to show the world who I was while hidden in this shroud of uncertainty.

I had always admired others around me who radiated with confidence, or what I perceived as confidence. But eventually learned that just because you can be outspoken in a crowd doesn't mean you have confidence. Over time I discovered how confidence comes from within, from learning and growing and trying new things.

And with time, age and knowledge I finally recognize how letting my light shine does not extinguish others light, it actually encourages others to shine in their own way.

And so I began my way,  in small, quiet steps. Steadying my focus on who I am, and loving her. By creating balance through inspiration and motivation I seek to create a brighter light. One that shares her strength, knowledge and compassion. Because isn't that what we are here to do?

Here at The Principal of change is an interesting read on 4 ways not to let others dim your light 


 

Themes for each month to journal, create or contemplate on your journey

  • January - The best time for new beginnings is now
  1. Morning routine
  2. Mission statement
  3. Create your YES list
  4. Goals, baby steps, tiny promises
  5. Putting it in motion
  • February - Before anything else, find yourself, be yourself and love yourself
  1. Take care of your body
  2. Meditation and solitude
  3. Food choices and ideas for change
  4. What makes you happy
  • March - All you need is tea and warm socks
  1. Enjoy the simple things
  2. Letting go of thoughts and things
  3. Both hands
  4. Mindfulness (social media and smart phones)
  5. Setting intentions
  • April - Water your roots so your soul can blossom
  1. Water and other things we need to grow
  2. Time to blossom
  3. The 3 R's
  4. Forgiveness
  • May -  The difference between a flower and a weed is judgment
  1. Stop judging yourself and others (why we judge)
  2. The grass isn't always greener
  3. Love is the absence of judgement
  4. Stop judging yourself if you don't want to be judged
  • June - Believe you can and your halfway there
  1. Believe in yourself
  2. Believe in others
  3. What thoughts have distorted our beliefs
  4. Invest in yourself
  • July - Bold stripes, bright stars, brave hearts
  1. Integrity
  2. Taking risks
  3. Abundance
  4. Let your light shine
  • August - We are who we choose to be
  • September - Sometimes we can learn and study & know, and sometimes we have to believe, trust and hope
  • October - We can't become what we want by remaining what we are
  • November - Small seeds of gratitude will provide a harvest of hope
  • December - Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of hope

 

 Mission Statement:  I will improve my overall health and wellness, use kindness and inspiration with a vision that creates  a community of giving and in doing so achieve my purpose in this life.   

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