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.