Because you are awesome. You do possess amazing qualities and you can shine.
It is easy to forget, to get the idea that you are less than amazing, to agree that perhaps you are not that good.
One of my sons came to me the other day and told me that another boy had hurt his feelings at school. I asked him who held the key to his emotions. He looked at me and said “I do“. I replied “But this time you gave it away to that other kid“. “Yeah…“. I asked “Should you take it back?“. He nodded and smiled. Back to his usual amazing self.
Try this: Every evening – find something that day that proved you are an amazing person. It doesn’t have to be big or profound. It can be that you really listened to another, were there 100% for the kids, helped another, lifted a friend or inspired another person. All of those are truly amazing actions if you really think about it. It’s all too easy to focus on what’s lacking, what’s wrong or what should be better. When you start focusing on what’s right, what’s good or amazing, something magical occurs.
I have written a series of “Amazing person” blog post. And it never occurred to me that something truly magical would happen in my life. But it did. And I am now pretty sure that there was a connection between me opening up my eyes for the amazingess in other people to what has recently happened. I will not yet relate what it is. All in due time. But I will tell you this: If you grab this torch and start writing about amazing people in your life, I bet there is a good chance that you will start to change. And perhaps that change will startle you.
I will write about other amazing people in the future, but right now I have reached a good point where it is time to let some other ideas, thoughts and emotions get some space on this blog.
May you understand how amazing you truly are.