Dare boldly

A blog by Louise Gallagher

Acts of Service | 52 Acts of Grace | Week 6


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Did you look into your eyes in the mirror last week and say, “I love you”?

Did the voice, that irritating little critter-mind voice of self-doubt and critical intent jump in and whisper those nasty sweet nothings like, “Really? Who are you kidding?” “Don’t be ridiculous.”…

Did you feel silly? Uncomfortable? Embarrased?

If you felt any of the above, relax. You’re just human.

It happens to all of us. We want to applaud ourselves. Tell ourselves the things we love most about ourselves, and some little primordial voice, some voice from the distant past that admonishes us to “Not be conceited.” “Don’t get too high for your britches.” “Don’t be vain.” wants to leap in and save the day (or at least our egos) by keeping us from shining our light bright.

You are born to shine bright. The world needs our light to find its way out of the darkness. Keep shining. Keep celebrating the wonder of you. Who you are makes a difference.

And if by some chance you don’t believe me, watch the video below about one teacher’s brilliance in 1988 continues to inspire light up lives today.



Author: Louise Gallagher

I believe in wonder. I believe we are all magnificent beings of divine beauty. I believe we can make a difference in this world, through every act, word, thought. I believe we create ripples with everything we do and say and want to inspire everyone to use their ripple to create a better world for everyone. I'm grateful you're here.

6 thoughts on “Acts of Service | 52 Acts of Grace | Week 6

  1. Great video, Louise. I believe to overcome the basic negativity which we subject ourselves to there needs to be an abundance of positivity to counteract. As you’ve said; we are ‘human’. A natural instinct is to see ourselves critically, and not allow ourselves to ‘shine’. A mantra can be beneficial; one that honours our worth. Visualisation is another method for attaining good results; providing we are consistent and continue until it is without self criticism and judgment. The method you suggested is a good one. Looking into that mirror until we can believe, with all our imperfections, we love ourselves – is a great place to start. It’s an uphill battle; though, one worth the effort when we can truly accept ourselves.

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    • Thank you Carolyn for shining your light here –though the battle may be uphill, (to rid ourselves of those self-defeating and limiting beliefs that we are not born to shine) it is so worth it! So glad to be on the path with you shining brightly. ❤

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  2. Oh how I liked the clip just saying

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  3. OMG! I cried all the way through that video clip! It really hit home to me. Thank you … I will go out there with my blue ribbons today and even give one to myself. 🙂


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