Dear Baby,

Words are a very powerful thing. I was in a teacher’s classroom today, and there was a poster on the wall that said this:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God; your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

-Marianne Williamson from A Return to Love

When I read it, I thought of you. I hope you always have the courage to be who you are. I believe there is greatness in that. It makes you a natural leader in the forward motion of society. When each of us is who we were intended to be, we send a message to others to do the same.


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