Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sparkle, Sparkle

A few months ago, Sam and I traveled to McKinney Texas for a day of antique shopping.  If you love to shop antiques.....this is a must go place.  The shop owners are very sweet and they go out of their way to find those unusual pieces that one doesn't find just anywhere.  A lot of unique antiques!!

"Don't let anyone DULL your Sparkle"

On this particular downtown McKinney......I found a sign with these words painted on it!  
It was adorable.....a wooden plank, painted, and decorated with the cutest of diamonds!
Not real diamonds.....but they sure did sparkle!

I contemplated buying the sign......but then was distracted by the clock.....the time said it was well past eating time.....PLUS, a cute little sandwich shop that was just next door.

Guess what I chose to do at that moment?  That's right......grab a sandwich!

We finished eating and as we left the sandwich shop....we automatically turned the opposite direction from where I had seen the sign.  So, guess what?   No Sign was purchased!

I know why I really liked this's because I know that in today's world.....that is full of negativity....we must stay focused and never let anyone steal our Joy....It reminded me of what God has given me, which it the ability to shine like a STAR.

We are designed to sparkle!  God has given us all that we need to be able to shine!  We can choose to smile.....we can choose to laugh.....we can choose to bring out the Best of others.  We have the ability to discard DRAMA in our lives and we also can choose to see good in everything.
Remember the song....."This little light of mine....I'm gonna let it shine!"    Most of us learned this as a child and we need to keep it etched in our brain....TO LET OUR LIGHT SHINE!

I want to be reminded each day, not to let anyone DULL my sparkle.......SO, I think I'll start myself a new project...


I hope you all have an AMAZINGLY GOOD DAY and that you won't let anyone Dull your Sparkle!!



Pam said...

Those are definitely words of wisdom and good advice to follow. Can't wait to see "your" sign! You will show us; right, Shug? Sparkle on...

Betsy Adams said...

What a great post, Shug. You always make me smile. Love the Sparkle sign... I'm gonna put it on my blog sidebar...

We are made to SPARKLE, aren't we????? Just love it.


Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Well I can testify that you are always sparkling, Shug! I've shopped that same area in McKinney with my daughter many years ago. It was so much fun!

Grandma Bonnie said...

Sparkling is what we are meant to do. I try hard to share a little sparkle daily with my family and anyone I meet. I can't wait to see your sign.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I love your thoughts. I will shine up my 'sparkle' now. Thanks.

Melinda said...

I think EVERYONE should have their own sign because sometimes the SPARKLE isn't as bright as it can be.

M :)

Dar said...

Please do share your sign when you finish are right, we are designed to sparkle. A very encouraging entry.
About your header, so are those gorgeous yellows in your midst? Beautiful.

Chatty Crone said...

I love that sign SHug - wish I had it.

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