Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Sparkle!!

"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within." — Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (1926-2004)

I remember my sister Misty telling her girls to "Shine!" when they were about 2 and 3 years old. They would put their hands in the air and wiggle their fingers and smile. They were so cute. I just had to "Shine!" with them; it felt surprisingly good to "Shine!". Ariel and Cortney knew exactly what to do to "Shine!"
My word of the year that I selected was "Sparkle!" I've thought about this silly word for days now and am now absolutely sure that this year I want to "Sparkle!".
  • I want to have that certain sparkle about (me, the thing that says I have energy and eagerness and smile a lot.
  • I want my husband to think; "Yes, somehow she managed it. I didn't quite know what she meant but she's done it. She's definitely got sparkle!"
  • I want things around me to sparkle,... my kitchen, my floors, my bathrooms.
I've borrowed some definitions/synonyms here to refer to later as I try to bring some "sparkle" into an ordinary day.

  1. A lively, emphatic, eager quality or manner: animation, bounce, brio, dash, esprit, life liveliness, pertness, spirit, verve, vigor, vim vivaciousness, vivacity, zip.
  2. Sparkling, brilliant light: flash, glint, glisten, glister, glitter, scintillation, shimmer.
  3. Brilliant, showy splendor:, gorgeousness, magnificence, resplendence, resplendency, sumptuousness.
  4. To gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glister, glitter, scintillate, shimmer, twinkle, wink.
Cheesy, I'll admit, but it seems like a little sparkle in my life is just what I need.
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5 comments:

Amy said...

You have such neat ideas. I remember Misty telling her girls to SHINE!! Ariel and Cortney are such beutiful girls.

Trish said...

I wish you luck on your sparkly journey!

Christy said...

Thanks Amy and Trish. Have a sparkly day!!

Chanel said...

Wow this is really a great concept.I needed to read this post today. I hope to find my dose of 'sparkle' along the way as well :-)

Jamie Lynn said...

I imagined you walking around in your house and I truly do believe that you do sparkle. The night we played clued you had sparkle all around you. You being happy is what makes you sparkle.

The big plunge...

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