You’re like a firefly. Everywhere you go, you light up. You shimmer and shine your goodness right where you are. You don’t even TRY. It’s natural. Just like the firefly. He didn’t wake up this morning and say “I hope I shine really really bright tonight”. Nope. He just IS.
That’s you. Your smile, your energy your beauty. It just IS.
I remember when I was a kid, my sister and I used to catch the fireflys in a jar. It was cool chasing them around the yard, watching them through the glass as they would light up every few seconds and then waiting till morning to see what they would do. The first time we caught some, that next day, we wondered what did they actually look like and would they still light up….. and maybe they did but we just couldn’t see it because the sun was shining. Every time we caught some, in the morning, we would release them. They did not want to live in the jar, even though we put grass in the jar and poked holes in the lid. They wanted to be free. Free to fly. Free to light up the night with their shimmer and shine.
Let us remember that we are like the firefly. We do not let others thwart our life. We do not let others keep us in a jar with grass and breathing holes and think it’s an acceptable way to live.
Be free. Free to glow and grow and sparkle. Free to shimmer and shine and express our natural beauty. Free with our own unique firefly life. Make a difference as you travel through the days and nights shining your beauty and brightness on every one nearby.