I realize this is a completely unconventional, random post, but yesterday as I was sitting in journaling group, we had to respond to a poem that was read to us, and for some reason this is what came up for me.
It is not a poem, or really anything with structure, but I wanted to share.
The Magic Within
There once was a girl who felt so small.
Compared to her peers she looked like a tiny fairy you would imagine from a story book.
She glittered and sparkled but could not speak loud enough, or have a big enough presence to feel like she mattered.
…Until one day, she got lucky…
It was dreary and gray and her wings were shining bright enough that a passerby noticed the vibrant yellows and gold lighting up the surroundings.
“Hello, little one. How are you? Why do you look so sad? Your wings are so beautiful and alive; they make the room so warm; it is glowing!”
“But how did you even see me? I am too small! I wish I could be big like you! I wish I could experience life as someone who others actually see or want to know!”
“Coincidently, I can help you. I’m in the field of magic, you know.”
“Do you pull rabbits out of a hat?”
“No! I am actually a potion master.”
“Like a witch?”
“No, but I can give you the things you most desire…”
“To be normal? To be important?”
“YES! Yes!! You will be free from the body and state you despise. Just drink this and it will all be better.”
So the small girl poured the elixir down, down, down her delicate throat and waiter for her miracle to occur.
And then it happened…
“Is this what it is really like?! Is this how others feel about themselves? Can things be this wonderful?!”
The tiny one experienced her first day of happiness, inner peace and confidence. She thanked the magician for his kindness; for the gift he had shared with her when she felt so undeserving of something so special.
“There is no need to thank me, little princess. The potion was just water. I merely made you believe you were big and worthy of recognition and happiness. Your wings glitter and you are beautiful…but you always have been. I didn’t change a thing about you, or enhance your unique qualities. It was always within you. You just needed my help you see…”
Like I said, there was no real purpose to today’s post, but there are times I know I need someone to help me recognize the positive qualities God has instilled within me.
Often it is sticking to my core values, and celebrating my individuality that provides the most fulfillment; but finding the courage to do so can be difficult.
Every day I feel like I am improving in those respects.
Happy Thursday, my friends.
One more until the weekend 🙂