This quote has always been
near and dear to my heart.
The longer I am on my journey in life
the more I am beginning to understand
what Mother Teresa meant
when she said those words.
We all need to do our part.
we need to do our part with love.
There was a time when I stopped blogging
because I was constantly comparing
my blog posts
to the posts of other bloggers.
I felt like my writing wasn't good enough.
My stories weren't interesting enough.
And while I absolutely love taking pictures
I have no idea what I'm doing
and my pictures reflected that.
I was so busy comparing myself to others
I was forgetting to do my part.
A friend of mine shared
some encouraging words with me.
Nobody else can tell your story
like you can.
Nobody else can share your heart
in the same way you can.
Nobody has experienced the
exact things you have experienced.
Nobody else has the opportunity
to touch the same lives you touch.
In other words~
if I'm not letting my light shine
and sharing my love,
it's possible that nobody will fill that void.
And while my light may not shine as far
or be as bright as other lights,
nobody can shine my light but me.
Nobody can shine your light but you.
You are where you are for a reason.
Shine your light.
Spread your love.
Do your part.