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  • April 28th, 2011 | 7:48 PM
Poem a Day #28

I've been thinking a lot about something a friend said about how I tend to focus on all the things I haven't learned how to do yet instead of recognizing all the things I already do well.



You
are
already
a star.

How brightly you shine
(or not)
depends on you
just showing up
and doing
what comes naturally.

© 2011 Susan Taylor Brown.  All rights reserved.
There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.



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lisa_schroeder
April 29th, 2011 01:19 pm (UTC)
I really like this one!

And Susan, I think you ARE a star!!
susanwrites
April 29th, 2011 04:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Lisa. I'm really making the effort to focus on my strengths and let all that other stuff go!
tracyworld
April 29th, 2011 02:48 pm (UTC)
Yes.

You are a shining star, Susan.
susanwrites
April 29th, 2011 04:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Tracy. I'm trying.
p_sunshine
April 29th, 2011 08:04 pm (UTC)
Love this! Shine on! :)
susanwrites
April 29th, 2011 10:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you...and you too!
suerankin
April 29th, 2011 09:04 pm (UTC)
Jotted these lines down on star-shaped Post It notes and stuck them around the edges of my Cintiq! You're one of the stars that brightens my universe!
susanwrites
April 29th, 2011 10:05 pm (UTC)
Aw shucks. Thanks, Sue.
(Anonymous)
April 30th, 2011 06:12 am (UTC)
All we can ever do in life is try. If we don't try we would never know if we could have succeeded at the one thing we were afraid we might fail at.

Yes you are shining star, but I truly believe with a little bit more heart and soul and passion you could shine above all the rest. It is there you just have to find a way to release it.

- Anne McKenna
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WHO AM I?



Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.






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