Pink Think: “Your precious beauty is unique. There’s never been anyone like you and never will be again.” – from “Shine” by Jade Ambroze
You’d think after giving a speech to National Honor Society inductees a couple of weeks ago where I told them to “Be original,” I would be following my own advice.
Instead, this is what happened. My daughter was reading Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson. I flipped through a few pages and thought it was beautiful writing. I remembered how much I loved Regency romances when I had my first baby and was trying to adjust to being a stay-at-home mom. I started to think:
Maybe I should write this kind of stuff.
Why am I writing horror novels? What’s wrong with me?
Maybe I should choose a different setting than the Philippines. England. Yes. England would be infinitely better.
And then my 15 year old son gave a Family Home Evening lesson last night about being yourself, and not trying to put on a mask. He said if you are happy with yourself, then you won’t have a problem being yourself.
Thanks to my son, I got thinking, why do I like to compare myself to others when I have talent and gifts in my own unique way?
I love a little snippet of a song that I used in an Animoto video for my oldest daughter’s 18th birthday. It said, “Your precious beauty is unique. There’s never been anyone like you and never will be again.”