Be great!

Standing amidst the Grand Canyon made me feel tiny, insignificant almost.  It has been here for millions of years – millions.  Who am I?  Some tourist who has paid $25 to look through binoculars at the beauty of this overwhelmingly vast and impressive Canyon?  It made me feel microscopic.  I actually had to take a step back in order to take it all in.  It gave me an interesting perspective and reminder of how truly small I am in this world.  Do I really matter?  It got me thinking…

It’s easy to think that we just blend in with everything and everyone else around us.  It’s easy to believe we don’t matter, that we’re just another number.  That our existence doesn’t make any difference.  Oh, but it does.  It only takes one person to stand up and shine, unconsciously giving others permission to do the same. A ripple effect of greatness.  It starts with just one.  It starts with you.

Your playing small does not serve the world.  Who are you not to be great?

Be great, and smile with your heart!




The Grand Canyon, Arizona.

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  1. How long you in Az By chance are you coming to Tucson?? It would beyond wonderful to meet you!! Caroline

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Epic photos! The quote is actually not by Nelson Mandela:
    “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 most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ 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 other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as 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, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”

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