Photo Credit: David Martyn Hunt
Hey! You. Standing in the corner…
I see you.
Hugging the shadows with your eyes half-open, completely consumed by the music, you are hiding in a room full of people.
Strange…because the only person I noticed is you.
Not the band playing on stage. Not the people around me. Not even the singer standing at the mic.
Speaking of singers and mics…you once held a mic.
When did you lay it down?
Was it after they told you that you needed to be realistic? Was it when they said that you needed to get a “real” job?
When did you settle for a living instead of a life?
When Did You Settle For a Living Instead of a Life? Tweet
You’re still in the room.
I know you’re standing in the shadows now, but I can still see the music inside you. When everyone else is focused on the singer on stage, I see you.
There is time to step out of the shadows and away from the wall. You can make your way to the stage and step into the lights. You can choose to pick up the mic once again and sing your song.
We’re All Still In The Room
In a way, we are each looking for where we laid down the mic. We are trying to remember when we quit telling our story and singing our song.
The good news is that the night isn’t over, and the music is still playing.
You might feel afraid to take the stage once again until you climb those steps and walk to the center of the spotlight.
The key is one step. One action.
We talk about courage when we really mean valor, and so we fear we are not enough.
We talk about courage when we really mean valor,
and so we fear we are not enough. Tweet
Courage just means taking one step in the right direction.
Take the step you can see. You can do that.
Set valor aside for another day or for another hero.
Be the champion of your own life and take that step. You know what it is. You always know.
So take it…because you’re still in the room!