Letters to my son: #1 You are enough

I read somewhere recently that as parents, we are mere shepherds whose role it is to guide our children while they are in our care. I hope these letters will help him navigate life and help him find the path that God intended for him to walk.

mother and son in shadow on the sand
Just the two of us

Dear Alex,
Throughout life, you will meet people and find yourself in situations that will make you question your worth and abilities, and sometimes, you will even question your sanity. Sadly, a lot of the time, they will be people that you love and thought you could respect.
They will pick on your appearance, what you say, and what you do. They will also try to use your beautiful golden brown skin against you. They will try to belittle you in every possible way.
Don’t let them. Stand tall in the knowledge that you are enough just as you are. Everything about you is unique and is to be celebrated. Don’t ever be ashamed of who you are. Don’t let this make you arrogant, though. Remain humble and grounded. You will accomplish so much more by doing this.
Marianne Williamson says in her book “A Year of Miracles”: “The perfect you isn’t something you need to create because God already created it.” Please always remember this. You are enough as you are.
This is one of my favourite passages from Marianne Williamson’s book, A Return to Love. Let it help you when your confidence is low.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. 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. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
― Marianne WilliamsonA Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”

All my love and then some more,

Mum ❤️


My Dream Superpower- Let There be Light!

If you could have a superpower, what would it be? What a question! I thought through all the Marvel characters and the Disney characters that I know of and none seemed to have any that worked for me. I must admit that I am attracted to Elastigirl’s ability to shield her family from outside forces but that’s the mom in me talking especially with my son starting high school today. I would definitely love to shield him from the dangers of the world out there. By the way, she really deserves to be called ElastiWoman as that is what she is.

Photo by Dhivakaran S on Pexels.com

But that was not the superpower that really resonated with me. What I really really wish I could do is turn on the light for those who are lost or living in darkness in the lives. I believe that it would be so awesome if we could light a flame within them by touching their hearts so that they can see the next step on their path. I don’t believe that I should light up their entire way because, there would no fun in that for them. The journey is where it’s at and not the destination.

Perhaps I read too many Disney books when I was small because the picture i have in my head is of a fairy godmother figure that taps her wand on your heart and provides this little ball of light, like your heart is a taper. It helps you see enough to take another step forward with confidence until you reach a better lit place in your life. Even better, as you move along your path, your light grows brighter allowing you to use your light to create a spark for others that need it.

“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”

Marianne Williamson (Extract from ‘Our Deepest Fear’)

I guess councellors and spiritual healers and the like probably do have this superpower already if I think about it but just imagine how cool it would be if all it took was just the tap of a wand to lift your depression enough so that you can see a way out of it.

I probably sound a bit crazy with that idea but that is definitely a superpower I would love to have.

Let there be more light in this world!

Quotes To Live By: Marianne Williamson

“And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Marianne Williamson
Image: Canva
%d bloggers like this: