Tuesday, July 16, 2013

You're a Superstar

There are times in our lives where we spend some time in the “background”.  We are there to support someone (a relative, friend, boss, team member, co-worker etc.), to stand up for someone (a bride/groom), to learn from someone (as an apprentice, student).

Some people don’t care to be the center of attention at all and prefer to always stay in the background. Some people look for supportive roles for employment (janitors, sound engineers, managers, back-up singers, producers, back office personnel etc.) but may be the “stars” in other arenas of their lives.

Sometimes very little credit is given to those in the background, and granted, people who usually don’t like the “limelight” don’t necessarily want grand accolades, but EVERYONE wants to be recognized and validated in one way or another.

Today, I challenge each of us to honor the people who make our lives easier in one way or another and show some gratitude where gratitude is warranted.  Please say a kind, gracious thank-you to them or reward them with a token of your appreciation.

Lastly, even if you’re one of those people who like to remain in the “background” socially, please realize that you were not made to live in the background of your own life.  Simply put, be the star of your own show. You are the only one who can be the best at what you do.  You are special and what you bring to this life cannot be replicated and should never be held back or stifled.  Your unique ability to support and encourage others may often be overlooked, but is never-the-less necessary and appreciated.

Thank you.

-Tessa L. Charles

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