To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
~ e.e. cummings, 1955
You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,
My mom was very shy. Her smile still shines from my daughter’s lips and her beautiful eyes. When we were in the house, she would dance, sing, be crazy fun. When we were outside, she was friendly, pleasant and mostly reserved. She always reminded me of a lonely princess. I really did not know she was shy until I would mention something she had done at home in front of her and she would blush instantly or hush me (which, as you might already know is no easy task.).
We who live in the shadow of the most high can dance…anytime!
Today, as you face the world, smile and just be yourself. Be silent some of the time so you can hear others, speak up for someone else, and most of all, dance.
Because of Him,