Sparkle and Shine

Her face is a map of the world
Is a map of the world
You can see she’s a beautiful girl
She’s a beautiful girl
And everything around her is a silver pool of light
The people who surround her feel the benefit of it
It makes you calm
She holds you captivated in her palm

(KT Tunstall – Suddenly I See)

I couldn’t go past these shoes for my daughter.  The sturdy soles make them practical, and they are completely covered in silver sequins.  They were also the grand sum of $12, and you all know I like to shop on a budget.  You should see how they sparkle when my girl walks in the sunshine!  The sequins cast little sparkling reflections on the ground, and everything around her is a silver pool of light. She looks down and smiles, and her smile makes her face sparkle too.  And of course, my sparkly girl makes me smile too.

I could use a pair of shoes like that.  (Actually, I really would love a pair if they came in my size.)  We all need a little sparkle in our lives!  What makes you shine?  What makes you feel good about yourself?  What puts a spring in your step and a smile on your face?

Being a mum is hard work, and is often far from glamorous.  I think it’s important for each of us to find what helps us to shine.  It might something as simple as a pair of shoes, or it might be something deeper and more profound.  (Think I need both myself…)  When you find what makes you sparkle, you’ll not only feel better about yourself, but the people who surround you will feel the benefit of it.

Shine on.

7 thoughts on “Sparkle and Shine

  1. My daughter hated wearing shoes when she was little, so to coax her (particularly in the middle of winter when looking at her cold tootsies made ME shiver LOL) I bought her some shiny silver shoes. They were made of a shiny quilted fabric and had soft soles – they were probably meant to be slippers – but it worked! She loved them. The next summer she had her “rainbow shoes” – sandals with pearlized pink, lavender and blue straps. You’re right, all the fun shoes are in kids’ sizes – wouldn’t have minded a pair of them myself!

  2. You should check out the Indian shops in capital cities. My in-laws are from India and Sri Lanka and they have often surprised me with a pair of gorgeous shiny/sparkly shoes from their specialty shopping trips (a few times a year they head to the ‘big smoke’ to buy up the spices they can’t grow at home). There’s just something about a pair of sparkly shoes, isn’t there?

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