Is Your Value Safe With You?
I am not sure what the parents of this kid did to her when they found out what she had done.
I am not sure where they were when this was happening in the first place.
I am not sure whether by the time they found her, whether she had already meticulously cut out the heads from the notes and nicely arranged them on the table, being very keen to ensure the heads were all on a straight line.
All the same, none of that is relevant right now; what I don't get is what the person who took this picture was thinking when s/he was taking it. My friend, if this child was an African child, and especially one with a Kikuyu Mother, she would have lived to tell what happened to her that day.
I might not know what the person behind the camera was thinking, but here is what I am thinking….. So many people are like this kid! How, you might be asking? Here's how…
See the girl in the picture above? When she looked at those notes, it is quite clear she just saw some nice colored papers, papers that looked like they could produce some nice heads to play with, not knowing that her actions made those notes worthless. So my question to you is, what do you see when you look at you? Do you see your value, or do you see yourself as some piece of paper to toy around with?
I have said this before and I will say it again; nobody who was born was born without a very specific purpose to fulfill in his/her lifetime. Everybody was created for a reason. Unfortunately many humans go through life downplaying their potential and their power. They let life "cut off their heads", rendering them worthless and useless to the course they were meant to follow while here on earth. Then they die with all that potential locked inside of them. How sad!
How many people do you know who went to their graves as nobodies, yet while they were young they had so much potential? What would you say happened to them for them to die nobodies? The closest I can get to giving the right answer is by saying that most people give up when things become tough, when things don't go as they had planned. They decide to take a backseat in the journey of life, instead of being on the driving seat. At that point, life comfortably comes with a "sharp scissor" and starts "cutting off the heads" from the valuable currency that is you. Your guess is as good as mine as to what happens next after that.
Friends, let's not downplay our potential. Let's not allow life to steal the gifts that each one of us came with to this universe, while we watch and do nothing about it. It is time to unleash those gifts and live up to your full potential.
You still have 6 months and 24 days to make this year work for you. Pick yourself up today and start working towards making this year the best year ever. If you are with me on this just leave a comment below saying, "I promise not to let life cut off my head".
Be Ignited. Be Inspired. Be Influenced. Become the best version of yourself you can ever be.