Be amazing!

Amazing –

1.) Causing Great Surprise or Wonder; astonishing.

2.) Startlingly impressive.

I would describe many of the people in my life with the word “amazing.” I don’t use the word amazing to describe people because they have inquired a sense of wonder in me or impressed me in some magnificent way. Although this might have also occurred, the real reason I like to use the word amazing to describe a variety of people is because it not only provides positive reinforcement, but also because it sounds imaginative…at least in my opinion. 

When I think of a land like Neverland or Wonderland, where the magical possibilities are endless and the happy endings are the only endings, I think….”amazing.” Amazing that someone could have dreamed up a world so beautiful, amazing that someone had the dedication to make that dream come true, and truly amazing that that dedication is now recognized worldwide in different countries who’s people speak many different languages.

Through personal experience, I have only been referred to as “amazing” a maximum of five times in my life span. These times exclude my beautiful mother and father, who have provided me with truly “amazing” positive support and referred to me as “amazing” more times than I can count.

However, these lonely other five times that I have been called amazing were AMAZING! The rush of hope and love I felt from the world was indescribable, not to mention the amount of self-confidence I gained. I was these people’s definition of “amazing,” and although I didn’t know exactly what that meant, I did know that it meant I had something to offer to the world. I could be one of those people who dreamed up Neverland or Wonderland, and I could make that dream come true. “Amazing.”

To all of you out there who need this….YOU ARE AMAZING. However, that means nothing if my amazing and your amazing are different. No matter the case, define your amazing, and BE IT.

With care,

Sierra

“You don’t have…

“You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.”

I love this more than I can express. I think this can be such an empowering message. Not only for individuals who are religious, but also for young girls like me. Young girls can sometimes be very critical of their bodies. I think this quote sums up that your body is temporary, while your soul and who are will last beyond this Earth’s existence. The message that I’ve heard for years about “it’s who you are on the inside that matters,” finally makes sense. I also really appreciate how in this quote; soul is not capitalized in the first sentence, making it seem of less importance. However, in the second sentence Soul is capitalized just as our names are, metaphorically stating that the Soul is who we are. I really cannot thank whoever founded this quote enough. It has really made me think differently about who I am and how I see myself. I hope that it’s done the same for the individual reading this blog post.