Once I recognized what she was doing, I pulled her to the side & talked to her about what was going on. This behavior wasn't new to me because when I was younger I use to act the same way when it came to my school work. I knew I was smart but in order to fit in with everyone around me & not make them feel like I was trying to show off, I choose do to what everyone else was doing & just fall back. It wasn't until one of my great teachers had came up to me & told me that I should let my light shine bright instead of blowing it out. That statement stuck with me for a long time & it wasn't till I became an adult before I truly understood what that meant.
Over the years I watched some great people I knew get promotions, start businesses, land their dream jobs, graduate from college, get married, have babies, etc. They did a whole list of great things and some of them just wouldn't celebrate themselves. Often times I didn't celebrate myself either because I felt it was just a normal part of life & I didn't want to seem like I was bragging. It wasn't until I had my own struggles trying to graduate from college that lead me to realize that we shouldn't ever downplay our accomplishments, our greatness! I worked my butt off to get that degree & even though it might have seemed like an accomplishment that suppose happen once you go to college, it wasn't just that. My hard work that I put into it, my late nights studying, & sacrificing my summers to summer school got me there and I was for DAMN sure going to celebrate that because that celebration wasn't for the world it was for me! That is when I realized that you have celebrate yourself, that you should give yourself the opportunity to let your light shine.
We live in a world that often tells us that there isn't enough room for more than a couple of people to be successful at one time. So we convince ourselves that our accomplishments aren't that big just so that we don't stand out. It is no wonder people walk around with such dimmed lights, afraid to celebrate themselves & to shine. What good is it to have accomplished all of your goals & dreams and not to let them shine. That's like having a wrapped gift & not opening it at all to share the wonderfulness that lies beneath. Come on now y'all...God has called on all of us, equipped & prepared all of us according to our divine purpose so every time you dim your light you are not living in line with your purpose. That can be detrimental to your own personal growth. Please know that shining your light, celebrating who you are & all that you have done is never about being boastful but about living in your greatness & celebrating that. Your personal greatness is something to never be ashamed of! No matter how little or how big your accomplishments may be, don't be afraid take a moment to celebrate it. Whether it be celebrating and shining light on the fact that you finally learn to how create a budget or if you if you made $1000 in your 1st day in business, it doesn't matter what level your accomplishment is on. Shine your light! Let it shine bright! Celebrate You!
No matter what live in your greatness daily & shine your light as often as you can! Your life will always be waiting for you to show up & shine out! So keep shining loves...Peace & Love everyone!