OUR MULTIFACETED LIVES
Multifaceted is a beautiful word. It lends itself nicely to family and friends, and what makes them so different and unique. I believe that when we were created in our Mother’s womb, the layers of our personalities, confidence, creativity, self-esteem, patience, imperfections, acceptance, forgiveness, hope, faith, truth, and love were given their appropriate dosages. The amount of allotted dosages makes us who we are.
Did you ever take notice when certain people enter a room, they seem to sparkle and shine like a multifaceted gem? They are the friends and family that we like to be around. Their love for everyone they meet seems to shine like a two-carat diamond. They seem happy, loving, and grateful for everything they have in their lives.
I have noticed that when life hands them lemons, they are the ones that will squeeze, and squeeze to make lemonade. They are slow to anger and have the patience of a saint. These family members and friends are fun to be around and always keep our best interest at heart. I believe they choose to be happy.
Sometimes, I think God gives us all that we need. It’s what we do with what is assigned, that determines the multifaceted layers. And how much we will sparkle and shine.
The next time, you are at a family affair or with your friends, take a quick look. Who’s shining, who’s a little dim, and whose sparkle is gone? Ask yourself if there is something you can do to help them to feel better. Maybe they need someone to talk to. Perhaps they are struggling. Maybe they just need to know that someone cares about them. Be there for those who need a helping hand.
I like to believe that God made us all different for a reason. I think, He invites us to make a difference in those we meet daily, whether if they are our family members, friends, or a stranger on the street. Remember, starting with a smile has the potential to change someone’s dim multifaceted layers to sparkle and shine. Be a hero, be a giver, be friendly, be supportive, be love, be someone who forgives, be accepting, be a person of faith, and be the truth. If we want to see change, we need to be the change.
So, think about those who sparkle and shine, and those who seem a little lost and dim. What can you do to make a difference?