“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

I don’t know what was going on in her life at the time she wrote the above quote, but Marianne Williamson made some really significant points in this quote. As human beings, we all wonder if we are doing the right things concerning our lives, the lives of our children, on our jobs, and even in our personal relationships. We often feel that we don’t measure up. And often our level of measure is not in comparison to what we see for ourselves, but in what we feel others see for us. Too often we practice self-doubt and put ourselves down. Some of us don’t want to let our lights shine so that we don’t make someone else’s light seem less bright. While that can be seen as noble, I think it is immportant to always stand out. We should always try our best in everything that we do so that we can be an example to others.

Our deepest fear… What is my deepest fear? I don’t quite know. I do fear being a disappointment to my loved ones. But is that my deepest fear? There are many things I want for my life. I want to finish college, start a career and be successful. I don’t want to be a failure. I don’t want to be a quitter. I want to continue to strive to achieve the goals I have set for myself. I want to be an example for my children and let my light shine so brightly that they will want to imitate my successes and push forward to achieve the goals they will set for their lives. I also must admit that I fear never finding true happiness with a man who will love me for who I am, inside and out, good and bad. God knows his plans for me though. I just have to be patient and wait on Him…

So in conclusion, let your light shine! Don’t be afraid to be who you are and to be great at all you do. Love you all; until next time!! ❤

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