Yesterday my daughter and I attended a cute little play at my little guy's school.
It was a take on the story of Rumpelstiltskin with a modern twist.
The kids did a fantastic job.
And of course, being the biased audience member that I am, I especially thought this guy
did the best job of all ;)
He played the main character Rumpel. A PR guy who has the queen sign over her first born child in exchange for riches.
I tell you my little guy had the audience in stitches!
But I digress. You see, for some time now, my son, who is 9 years old, has been in a self esteem rut.
What with being the youngest of three children and having super talented older siblings, well the kid thought he didn't catch a break when talent was being handed out in heaven.
Well he was wrong!
I wish you could have seen his face beaming at the applause they all received at the end of the performance.
I mean these kids were TOTAL amateurs and the teacher took them and taught them character development, etc in just 6 weeks!! (That's one day a week y'all!)
I was pretty impressed.
And of course, my eyes welled up with tears as I applauded too and he and I locked eyes across the room.
Job well done, my sweet, job well done!
And to end this post, I have to ask how many of us feel like my little guy most days?
Talentless, not good enough?
I know I feel that way sometimes as a photographer when I see other photographers' work and I just am "wowed" with their work. I think to myself, "I'm not that great, after all."
But then I get to thinking that he or she didn't get that "good" overnight. It took practice, lots of it, and years of experience to get to that point. And I start to feel better already :)
I'm saying, if you feel that someone else is better than you, then maybe use their story as an inspiration to make YOUR story better.
To make YOUR talents come to the surface.
Who knows, someday, someone may look at you and say "I want to be as good as that!"