Read the labels carefully
How do you think about yourself? How would you describe yourself to others? Perhaps you use terms like, father/mother, son/daughter, black/white (or in my case, green), rich/poor...maybe you think in terms of your profession, or the country where you live. Whatever words you use to desscribe yourself, they are only labels. They are not who you are at your inner-most core. Labels only serve to pigeon-hole us. Yes, some of these labels are true, but you should look at how these labels are impacting your life. Do you see these labels as positive or negative? How do they color your perceptions of the world? Do they limit you you are...or were meant to be? Now I could have said, "Irwin, you're a little green frog...and frogs don't write books." But I didn't. I chose, instead, to look past the superficial labels (even though all of them are accurate) and say, "Irwin,you're a little green frog and you can write books if you want to." To really and truly know who you are at the depths of your being, you must look beyond the surface by taking a deep-dive inside. It can be a little scary, I know, but it can be enlightening and freeing, too. So take those tired, worn-out, useless labels and throw them out the window. Starting today, look for new ways to see yourself; ways that are not limiting and that will support the beauty of who you are and were meant to be.
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Land of Lily Pad's first published author. I enjoy writing fun and educational books for kids. My blog is for you parents; the kiddos might like some of them, too. As always, everything I write is family-friendly, so don't hesitate to share my messages with everyone. I hope you find them helpful and maybe even inspirational. Cheers!