baby you're a fireworkAs I sat down to write an article today I realised that tomorrow is the 4th of July, which in return reminded me of the song Firework by Katy Perry. Thus I thought I should share some thoughts within some of the  messages the song conveys…

For starters…

Baby, you’re a firework!

Yes, you! And I mean it!

It doesn’t matter what flaws you have, whether you are considered as an outcast or not, whether you are considered as ‘normal’ or not, whether you live up to the standards of today’s society ‘norms’ or not, what you’ve done and where you’ve been…

What matters is what YOU think of yourself and of where you stand today!

Sometimes we get caught up in a net of fear, fear about what those around us think of us and where we are today. What we don’t realise is that we have the ultimate power to free ourselves off this fear and start living freely the way we deem the best for our growth, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

baby you're a fireworkFear blocks our growth, fear stops us from evolving into better people who are compassionate, loving, caring and inspiring…fear may stop us from being who we truly are within…beings of the light. Yes, you, my friend, are a being of the light! You are destined for greatness! Just a small gesture of kindness can touch another being, can illuminate another heart…

It doesn’t matter if you’re gay, of a different skin colour, of a different tribe, of a different religion…you and me and everyone else, we are ALL one and the same, all passers-by on this journey of life. Let us all accept each other and make this world a better place, let us all shine our light from within!

However, to be able to do this, we must first learn to accept ourselves as we are…it starts from each and every one of us!

If you feel stuck, affected by what those around you think of you and what you do, then stop. You NEED to embrace who you are! Be true to yourself! Accept what has been and stop beating yourself for your past. The past is over and done, today is the day you start living with gratitude, accepting the fact that what has been in your past has led you to who you are today…stronger, wiser, capable of being compassionate with others in the same boat you have been in before…

Once you embrace yourself and where you stand today, do not be afraid to show it!

baby you're a fireworkIt’s okay, you may lose a friend or two in the process, because as you learn to embrace who you are, you may find that some don’t like and approve this change in you…it is their problem and not yours. When someone doesn’t approve of who you have become, watch them walk away to make space for other like-minded positive people in your life. You will start feeling awed by the synchronicities happening in your life on a daily basis. That, my friend, is the power of embracing your true self, of feeling grateful for each step you have been through, of feeling at peace with who you are.

Be yourself, always! Live your life as the person you truly are! Do not be afraid of change and eventually you will help change others’ lives through being inspirational to them in return! Be true, always!

 

Firework Katy Perry Lyrics

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
Drifting through the wind, wanting to start again?
Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
Like a house of cards, one blow from caving in?

Do you ever feel already buried deep six feet under?
Scream but no one seems to hear a thing
Do you know that there’s still a chance for you
‘Cause there’s a spark in you?

You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine
Just own the night like the 4th of July

‘Cause, baby, you’re a firework
Come on, show ’em what you’re worth
Make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh”
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby, you’re a firework
Come on, let your colours burst
Make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh”
You’re gonna leave ’em all in awe, awe, awe

You don’t have to feel like a wasted space
You’re original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow

Maybe you reason why all the doors are closed
So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road
Like a lightning bolt, your heart will glow
And when it’s time you’ll know

You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine
Just own the night like the 4th of July

‘Cause, baby, you’re a firework
Come on, show ’em what you’re worth
Make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh”
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby, you’re a firework
Come on, let your colours burst
Make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh”
You’re gonna leave ’em all in awe, awe, awe

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
It’s always been inside of you, you, you
And now it’s time to let it through-ough-ough

‘Cause, baby, you’re a firework
Come on, show ’em what you’re worth
Make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh”
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby, you’re a firework
Come on, let your colours burst
Make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh”
You’re gonna leave ’em all in awe, awe, awe

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon

 

 

 

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