If I was not me…


If I was my shadow

I would…

Laugh harder, dance freely, sing louder, live bravely.

Hold my head high

Speak with more confidence

Keep my shoulders back and my back straight.

Sing in the rain, run with the wind, bask in the sun.

Greet strangers,

Try new styles,

Taste new foods,

Initiate conversations,

Think better of people,

Pursue my dreams until I can’t possibly follow them anymore,

Focus on heaven, rather than earth.




About wordvessel

Aloha! This blog is a window into the active mind of a wife, mother, woman and individual. I may be busy every moment of every day, but I still have time to think. Many seasons have blossomed and faded within my life, and this blog has endured through all of them. It is safe to say that my writing has matured because of them. I hope that you will be inspired to think in fresh ways as you read my writing. To Jesus be all the glory.
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2 Responses to If I was not me…

  1. Debbie Tobler says:

    Still am challenged by that…and realize our shadow is only a reflection of US! So why should we not live this way? Why indeed, by the grace of God and God’s grace.


  2. phil Enomoto says:

    You are more than a formless Shadow.. look to the warmth of the fire and please do sing louder, stand erect, take risks with your emotions and eat new foods, dance new dances… the source of light will free you from the prison of the mind and empower you to love others to the Cross of Christ through eating their foods, dancing their dances and singing their songs and ultimately and wholly speaking their language(s).
    All this is related to CS Lewis and Plato’s Allegory of The Republic..of the chained prisoners in the cave..
    We are free in Christ..


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