More of you, please!

I have this image on a t-shirt.

I can’t decide if I think it’s more funny or sad…

What irony that a unicorn – arguably the most magical of all mythical creatures – would feel envious of a pegasus… presumably because she is able to fly.

This brings up so many different thoughts for me. Here are the top 4:

  1. I bet the unicorn could fly, too, if she believed that she could.
  2. Even if flight was “impossible” for her, acknowledging her own unique gifts will bring just as much – if not more – pleasure and joy.
  3. Unicorns are powerful healers, but all the healing mojo in the world is utterly worthless if it must take a back-burner to envy and insecurity.
  4. The pegasus is probably thinking to herself, “Dang, I wish I had a horn so I could take away pain and sorrow like Unicorn can…”

Any of this hitting home for you?

Okay, so obviously I realize that these are mythical creatures we’re talking about and not people with people problems. But seriously, it applies equally well in the real world, does it not?

There are a whole lot of staggeringly, inexplicably phenomenal people on this planet! Almost 6 billion of them, in fact. Imagine just one of them who has most inspired you (i.e., your mother, your teacher, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Oprah, Ellen DeGeneres, Snooky – just kidding about that last one… wanted to make sure you were still paying attention). Now, what if that someone didn’t follow their passion, didn’t stand up for what they believed in, didn’t share their gifts, but instead spent their lives looking longingly at someone else and wishing they could be more like them?

What if we all had the exact same set of skills, talents, hopes, dreams, aspirations?

Yuck, right?

Exactly.

So… What would be different in your life – nay, in the world! – if you chose to see yourself as magical, special, important, irreplaceable? Please share this and any other thoughts/insights/questions with me! Can’t wait to hear from you!

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