Light up the World!
I went to an all school assembly at my daughter's school this week. She stood up on stage for a fire stick performance. Pretty darn cute, and when she told me afterwards how nervous she was I was SO proud. I love that the kids have this opportunity to conquer stage fright in such a safe and playful way.
Walking in the hall this sign caught my eye:
"Smile so bright,
you can be seen from outer space."
And of course my reaction was "HECK Yeah" and a great big smile.
THESE are the lessons I want my children to learn:
Stand up on stage even though you are shaking.
Smile so bright, you can be seen from outer space.
We live in a big crazy world and we have a choice every single day to stand out and share what we're good at with a great big smile, or to retreat into someone else's dream and hide in the darkness.
You have a choice!
A choice to be the best nurse in the unit.
A choice to leave the most students inspired.
A choice to coach the most clients back to health.
Whatever you do, you have a choice to do it BIG, BOLD, and BRIGHT.
What will you choose?
Here's how I do the work (this work is about upping the game):
- "When I act brave and smile BIG, I light up the world."
Who does this thought belong to?
- Me! but there's also a HUGE connection to the human spirit light is naturally BRIGHT.
What purpose does this thought serve?
- It brings me joy and spreads that joy to others.
When am I ready to release this thought?
- NEVER- I like this one.
Where do I need to put this thought next?
- Out into the world through my action.
Why am I giving this thought power?
- Because brave, joyful, light is the best kind of power to have.
How can my WHY and or purpose lead me to my next action?
My WHY is GROWTH.
GROWTH asks me to keep going, be braver, be bolder, act bigger.
GROWTH reminds me to SMILE more because for any of the goals and dreams to come to fruition, I must choose joy first.
GROWTH says, "the way through fear is light."