When Melinda first told me her vision of Beauty, Belle dancing through her dreams, it gave me the chills.
I have been thinking about dreams a lot recently. Not just my own personal aspirations but wondering what Ryker’s will include. I want to know what he will dream about too. I think about my goals with Cameron and our goals as parents; as a couple. I continue to find myself reaching for ways to stretch and grow not just as a person but an artist.
I love dance as much as I love life itself. I can’t remember a moment in my life that doesn’t include dancing. It brings light into the darkest times of my life. It challenges me and it makes me feel beautiful. It helps me appreciate other’s skills and talents without thinking less of them or less of myself.
I have found too often that as we see someones success we either downplay our own unique gifts or we find a way to criticize their accomplishments. Especially as women. Why is that? Instead of celebrating our fellow sisters and feeling inspired, we seek competition, attempts to duplicate or tear down those around us.
It seriously hurts my heart.
I hate hearing women talk badly about one another and shamefully drop my head that I too have been at fault one too many times.
Recently, I’ve been working so hard to build up those around me. I am so much more selective about the people that I share my days with and work hard to spread goodness. To spread beauty.
When we look for the beauty around us we don’t feel like we need to spread gossip or hurtful words. I know I am not perfect, my life isn’t perfect and the little glimpses of my life that I share are just moments. There are a hundreds of other minutes I am sitting in sweats snuggling my boys or working on personal family matters that I choose not to share.
Let’s stop comparing and focus on the beauty we all have inside us.