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Permission to Shine — 33 Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing this Jeanne! At times I don’t handle compliments too well and I’m a continuous work in progress. I’m continuously working on myself.

  2. Hi Jeanne!

    That is one thing that stood out in this post is we often play small. In the game of life, we need to play bigger. Thank you for the reminder!

  3. That is one of my favorite quotes, I used it to talk to my girls in youth group about magnanimity …to let our light shine because that is what God made us for.

  4. I remember when Mandela was released from prison and being happy he was free. I remember when he became president and thinking we would not see a black president in America in my lifetime, how wrong I was. I think Mandela, like a lot of historical figures who live past their famous accomplishments did great things that people reap the benefits of his actions without realizing from where the benefits came. I am looking forward to reading your take on mandela.

  5. Miss J:
    I have been anxious about creating a post about Nelson Mandela because I hate to say that I just dont feel like I know enough about him. Its not like President Obama who has grown a legend before our eyes, Mandela has grown over time, however I feel like I would be better by creating a post about him! Thank you for giving me the inspiration to do so!

  6. That is a beautiful quote. It was certainly sad to see such an amazing man die. He did so much good in his life. May he rest in peace and his legacy live on.

  7. Exactly! All good things come from above so we know that if there is any good seen in what we do, it is God!

  8. Wow, that is absolutely one of the best things anyone has ever said about something I have written. Thank you!

  9. I am a church girl and sometimes church people think accepting compliments is sinful pride. I see it as acknowledging tha God has granted you a talent or gift that you used in a good way.

  10. Good for you!!! I think when we learn to appreciate accepting complimens, we are able to give better compliments.

  11. What a lovely quote! Yes, said that Nelson Mandela passed, may he rest in peace.

  12. I think so many people trying to be modest and downplay anything they do, no matter how successful. I agree that it’s okay to be proud of what you do though!

  13. What a wonderful post. I am going to pass this on to my daughter, she is having a hard time feeling like she is shining.

  14. Great words of wisdom. I always teach my kids to be graceful when complimented. It bothers me when someone cannot just accept a compliment. It is your achievement, claim it.

  15. THis is so inspiring! It’s so true that we too often downplay our work and achievements, for many different reasons. I plan to be more conscious about accepting compliments and praise in the coming year!

  16. Great Post.. loss of a great man who changed the world. He left his mark for all of us showing us leave sadness and hate towards others at the door you just left. Then find a way to create change.

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