My son likes all different kinds of music. Pop radio stations top the list when we are in the car. Sometimes, though, he’ll opt for rock. At home, we are always listening to jazz, except for this month when we put on the holiday channels. On my phone, he has his own music jam. Among the songs on that list is one called Scared of the Dark by Lil Wayne and Ty Dolla $ign. Hip Hop isn’t routinely my choice, but these lyrics grabbed me. Why? Because the words sung in the refrain are so very true: “I’m not scared of the dark…why would a star ever be afraid of the dark?”
If you find yourself having a tough moment, if you think you are in the dark, try to remember this truth: you are a star, a beautiful, shining star. Your brilliant light cuts through the darkness…always. Gremlins – all negative emotions – dim your brightness. However, you can control those Gremlins. Push back using your Sprites – all the positive emotions and forces in your life.
When you allow yourself to shine brightly, you will never be afraid of the dark.