Own Your Shine & Shine Bright

“Sometimes it’s hard to recognize our own shine in a sky full of stars.’ – The Pink Caboodle

Sometimes it’s hard to recognize our own shine in a sky full of stars. It’s easy to compare ourselves to others, at times comparing our beauty, our appeal, and our worthiness to others. In the midst of it all, we forget that its not just one star that lights the night sky, but a multitude of stars, each bright and beautiful in their own unique way.

I am definitely guilty of this. There are many times that I compared myself others who I thought were prettier, smarter, funnier, or ‘whatever more’ than me. And get this — I actually had the nerve to be mad at them about it! I was angry at how ‘lucky’ I perceived them to be, and how ‘easy’ life must be for them. Why couldn’t my life be as simple as theirs? Why couldn’t I be as beautiful as them? Ridiculous, I know, but these were real emotions that I had.

Then I realized something. The only person who I had the right to be angry with…was myself.

That’s right, me! Angry for not seeing myself clearly. Angry for not recognizing that my beauty is incomparable. Angry for not seeing that even though I’m in a ‘sky full of stars,’ my light still shines, bright and vibrant. I came to the realization that as Francis Clark says, “There wouldn’t be a sky full of stars if we were all meant to wish on the same on.”

There’s someone out there, who is wishing, and praying, and yearning for me! There’s a job position out there with my name on it, waiting for me to come and conquer the game. I just have to be patient and continue to shine bright, just as I am.

Shine Bright

My friend, I hope that with time, you will begin to fully recognize and value your own shine. You are so precious. You are so worthy. You are so loved. Stop comparing yourself to others, and learn to accept your own unique beauty. Learn to not only appreciate the shine of others, but also the shine that emanates from within you.

Until Next Time,



Maya is owner of Pink Caboodle, specializing in Fashion and Body Positivity.

  1. Such a beautiful message in this post. I’ve been there. I’ve been jealous, wondering why I’m not like others, and then I have to tell myself to stop. I’m still a work in progress. We all are. But we need to embrace that “shine,” as you say. 🙂

  2. I absolutely LOVE this post! Thanks KS for sharing your heart. I’ve been there, at times I’m still there! Working on it daily. Shine bright my dear…you’re inspiring many!

    1. Thanks so much for reading! Yes, it’s definitely a work in process…it’s only natural. But as you said, taking the steps and consciously working on it is the best thing you could ever do 🙂

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