My favorite quote (or reminder as I like to think of them)...

“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.” (Marianne Williamson - A Return to Love)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Young and Authentic

Today I am thankful for authentic friends. Annie is at a formal winter dance tonight. Her friend, Carmel, is sitting on the couch w/ John (he makes their friends call him "Your Highness") and I watching a movie. She didn't want to go to the dance. She doesn't understand them. She wonders why anyone would want to spend all that time and money getting purdy just to go to some place where the lights are barely on and then get all sticky and sweaty within minutes of arriving. And don't get her started on the shoes.

She's 15. She's brilliant. She's beautiful. She's authentic.

She's waiting w/ His Highness and I until Annie and her friends come back from the dance so she can have some fun w/ them at the sleepover happening here after the dance. Now that fun she is up for.

In the meantime, she's sittin' here on the couch, watching a movie, teaching me about "Being".

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