In my life, I know I spend far too much time worrying about what others think. If I were to take a page from Emilie's book of life, then I would be able to thrive in my own way and find much more joy as I live. Celebrating my unique strengths, abilities, and preferences in life is much more inviting that trying to live up to what other people think I should be. Why not find joy in the fact that I like to eat hard marshmallows and wear goofy socks? If they bring me joy and do not hurt other people, then it sounds like a wonderful way to thrive.
Recently, a video of a little girl at a dance recital has swept across social media. It wasn't the fact that she was such an amazing and talented dancer that brought attention to her. No, people loved to watch the video because it showed what happens when a girl dances for the love of dancing and isn't concerned with what others think. I know there is a time for following rules and social norms, but sometimes we just need to step out of our selves and thrive just a little bit more with our own unique style and pizazz.
Happy Birthday to my sweet girl with that special pizazz and unique style. Love you!!