Wow... lots going on right now. Bet you feel the same. I'm hitting the point of "overwhelm", but there's still so much to do. (Is it possible to just fell "whelmed"?) We watched "Akeelah And The Bee" last night. I like spelling bee movies because I like spelling. I tried most of the words they used in the movie, and got a lot of them right... but then there were a lot of words I couldn't even guess at. I think I impressed Rick when I knew how to spell "effleurage". Impressed myself too! But I have some studying to do if I ever want to win a spelling bee!
Anyway... back to my point in mentioning this film... there was a quote in it that was so good I had to look it up later and print it out. It's now stuck on the bathroom mirror, where I'll be sure to read it every day. I sent it to Lauren, who's nose-deep in finals this week. And now I'm sharing it with you. It's wonderful. Read it. Print it. Believe it...
“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.”