The lights dim and the heavy curtains open. It’s just you and your audience and they are waiting for your best performance yet. It’s Talent Show Night and here is the kicker…YOU are the only one performing. Your talent to perform…being YOU. Think you could win?
I watched a video that gave this very advice and I just had to share it with you. Ya know…cause we are all women (except for the few male readers who dare to enter here) and we are all about competition. Everyday it’s like getting up on that stage, but often we get sidetracked with being the best at something else than being ourselves.
We look at the thin women and barrage ourselves about our eating habits. We look at the crafty women and berate ourselves because we wouldn’t know the first thing about putting together a scrapbook, much less redecorate our kitchen with recycled light bulbs, aluminum cans and twine. We look at the moms who have all the latest fashions on their kids and wonder why we can’t even manage to find a matching pair of socks for our children. It goes on and on until you decide to take yourself out of the comparing game.
It stops when you realize that YOU are perfectly YOU. It’s not about what you have or don’t have that rates with those around you. It’s about a Talent Show of what you can uniquely bring to your home, your relationships and to yourself. Nobody else can be you and you can’t be them. Kinda one of those facts of life things.
I like the way Dr. Suess put it…
““Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
Only I am qualified to pull off a performance of ME. Nobody else is going to be able to stand on the stage and do things, think thinks, believe things or hope for things quite the way that I do. It’s just ME on that stage on there is no competition for that talent. How about YOU? Can you pull off an act of just YOU? Besides…only YOU can do it.