Nobody puts baby in a corner

August 13, 2009

In the birthday card my sister sent Scott, she wrote this quote inside:

“We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, handsome, 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 of God. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is with in us. 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.”

This quote  sums up Evyn perfectly. She is a person that is perfectly humbly yet refuses to believe there is anything she can’t do.  Whether or not you believe in God, the message is the same. I want to teach my children that they’re job is shine and be the very best they can be. To ignore the people who try to drag them down. To believe that they can do whatever they choose. To not put limitations on their lives. To know in their hearts, the people who don’t want you to succeed are not people you want in your life in the first place.

I forget that this applies to me too.

So as you go about your day, remember, “Nobody puts baby in a corner.”


One Response to “Nobody puts baby in a corner”

  1. Ranae Says:

    Luv it! Good advice for all of us.

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