SHINE YOUR LIGHT
Helen/Elasticgirl: I can't believe you don't want to go to your own son's graduation.
Bob/Mr. Incredible: It's not a graduation. He is moving from the 4th grade to the 5th grade.
Helen/Elasticgirl:It's a ceremony!
Bob/Mr. Incredible: It's psychotic! They keep creating new ways to celebrate mediocrity, but if someone is genuinely exceptional...
Bob doesn’t finish that comment but, I know how he feels. I was tutored with all the other circus kids and only went to public school for a few semesters in 5th grade and it was a LONG time ago; but, talking with my Nephew Aaron I’ve learned this is pretty common. Everyone gets a prize. Everyone gets an award.
In the circus, we all had our individual identities. We all had those things that we were SUPER at that no one else did quite as well. That was OKAY! If someone was better at something that we also did, well, heck, we KNEW we’d better PRACTICE more so we could beat them! A little healthy competition was okay.
I like what Marianne Williamson said on this topic: “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.”
Let your light SHINE, friends! Go out and share your SUPER powers with the world! Rock n’ roll, my friends, rock n’ roll! ~Aunt Dottie
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