become everything you're meant to be
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and famous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
~ Marianne Williamson
It's a holiday here in the United States, so we're having some intense family time for another day. If you're also having a day off today, please make it a safe one.
And everyone, regardless where you may be, remember: go play big.
Images: Photographed with Nikon D300, 60mm micro lens. Also, incidentally and related: for the first time ever, I entered a photography contest. If you're so inclined, I'd love if you'd vote. Voting is limited to once per day. Thanks much!