Have you ever noticed how little kids live their lives without a care in the world? They run around and act silly and dance and play, and they don’t care who sees them doing it. They are who they are and that’s good enough for them, and it should be good enough for us too, but unfortunately many times that is not the case.

Sometimes we find ourselves living a life where we question if we are being true to who we really are at our core. We all have an idea of who we are and who we are supposed to be, but how many times in life do we find ourselves living a life that’s inconsistent with this picture of ourselves that we have imagined?

We wake up one day and realize that we aren’t living the life that we want to live.

We wake up one day and realize that we aren’t being the person that we want to be.

We wake up one day and we realize that we are living the life that someone else wanted for us. And sometimes we have been playing along in this life for so long that we fail to even realize that we aren’t living our life, but somebody else’s life.

Somewhere along the road between our childhood and where we are at this exact moment in life, somebody told us to dim our light. Not all of us listened when we were told to do this, but some of us did, and we let it start to dim the moment that we decided to let someone tell us that we couldn’t be who we wanted to be. We lost our light, and now that it’s been gone for so long we don’t know if we can ever get it back, but it’s never to late to get that light back. It’s never too late to start living your life the way that you want to live it, and making the decision to do it is half the battle. You shouldn’t have to walk around life wearing a façade just because someone told you that your light was too bright or too different to keep on shining at full force, so make the decision to become your truest and most authentic version of yourself.

And I know there are probably some of you reading this right now who are saying “I haven’t let my light dim. My light is shinning just as brightly as it did when I was a child,” and if you are one of those people, then all I have to say is “good for you.” You shouldn’t allow someone to tell you how to live your life. It’s your life and you should live it in a way that allows you to let your light shine as brightly and as fully as it was meant to shine. Keep on letting your light shine positive thinker and don’t allow anyone to make you dim your light just because they have some idea of how you should be living your life.

Positive thinker, we all want to be that fun, carefree, and happy person that we once were when we weren’t bogged down by all of the pressures of life, but being stuck in a life that is full of daily pressures leads you to loose some of that spark that you once had. Even if no one has outright said to you that you should change how you’re living your life, you have still probably noticed that you have shifted your way of living to fit in with societal standards of the “proper” way to live your life. And there’s nothing wrong with that, if living that life allows for you to let your light shine the brightest, but if it doesn’t positive thinker, then it’s time to make a change in your life. It’s time to stop letting your light grow weaker and weaker with each and every passing day. Let it shine positive thinker, and live your life how you want to live it.

One of the best parts about being a child was that we didn’t have to be anything other than who we thought we wanted to be, so why not make the decision to live the same way now. Be who you want to be positive thinker, not who somebody else wants you to be.

And remember positive thinker, “Don’t ever let anyone dull your sparkle.”

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