Be the rainbow in someone’s storm.
While on a walk with my family, I noticed some artwork drawn in chalk on the sidewalk. I smiled instantly because it immediately brought me back to my childhood when I spent hours drawing with chalk, and it warmed my heart to think of today’s kids doing the same, despite the technological devices they could easily be addicted to. Included with some random drawings was the quote displayed above along with another that said Be bold. After reading both of those, I was elated.
I may not know those kids (or if they were even kids — honestly, they could’ve been adults for all I know, which is totally cool with me by the way. Hand me a bucket of chalk at this age, and you can bet I’ll doodle all over the place), but I experienced a proud parent moment nonetheless. Does that sound weird? I realize that may sound a little weird, especially since I don’t have kids of my own, but that’s honestly the best way I can describe it.
Whenever I doodled on the sidewalk, I either wrote my name or made pretty little flowers, which is totally fine, but I can’t say that I ever wrote something that was inspirational. I can’t say that I ever wrote something that would make a stranger stop and think about what I had written. That’s what these kids (or adults) did for me today. Not only that, but they made me want to learn from these quotes.
I want to be the rainbow in someone’s storm. I want everyone to be a rainbow in someone’s storm.
All of us go through rough patches in life, and even though we will make it to the light at the end of the tunnel eventually, it never hurts to have someone by our side on the way there. We need to be there for each other. We need to help those who have fallen and have no strength to get back up. We need to show one another that just because we’re having a bad day or week or month, it doesn’t mean we have a bad life.
Smile. Be kind. Show someone you care because you never know how close they might be to their breaking point.
I want to be bold. I want everyone to be bold.
I can’t even tell you guys how often I tear myself down, how often I believe I’m just another girl that doesn’t stand out against the crowd. And I know I’m not the only one. I know that others do the same, and it breaks my heart because I care so much about people. I care about my family, my friends, my readers (yes, you!) and even the strangers I pass during the day, and I want them all to be the best, happiest versions of themselves. I want them to be unbelievably proud of who they are.
Be yourself. Believe in who you are and what you do. Be bold and go out there and kick some ass!
And most importantly, I want you all to know:
Each one of you are here for a reason. You have a purpose even if you haven’t discovered it yet (I know I haven’t). There is no one else like you, so there is no one who could ever replace you. You deserve to be here.
Last but not least, I want to say thank you to whoever used their chalk in such an inspirational way (even though they’ll most likely never see this).
Your words may wash away when it rains or when the neighbor’s sprinkler comes on, but they will forever be etched into my brain.
Till next time, my lovelies
p.s. feel free to reach out to me whenever you need to talk to someone. i’m always here for you guys.
p.s.s. don’t mind my silly title. i’m not always the best at being punny. hahaa.