Friday, October 31, 2008

What makes someone "A Star" (Part 1)

Little Maggie may be starting dance classes, so yesterday we went to go buy her ballet/dance outfit. The dressing rooms at the snazzy dance store we landed on were labeled "little star," "star," and I think one said "diva." I happened to tell her what the dressing rooms said as we went into "little star," and she kept asking, "but why." I pretty much kept answering, "just because, just because..." I didn't know what to say at the time, plus the whys are non-stop sometimes. You really do have to be God in order to answer even half of them...

The next day, we were at the park. It was a breath-taking glorious fall day, one I could feel and thank God for (sigh). Anyway, as she was swinging, out of nowhere she said, "I'm going to be the best 'little star' in my ballet class, the best dancer." I paused this time-- I'm pretty sure the dressing rooms had something to do with that, in addition to her common desire to be great... It's hard being a parent. It really is. Your heart is in your mouth half the time as it is. You are constantly faced with so many choices and you never even realized how much you could love another human being (and to think God loves us better than any mother does her child). Not to mention the fact that this world is so backwards and twisted in what it values and that it's everywhere. I wanted to say something. I wanted to tell her what I thought a real "star" is. So I told her it was someone who was a good friend, someone with love (the real Jesus) in their heart...

Wouldn't the world be a great place if everyone wanted to be this kind of "star" versus being great, famous, important, most talented or the best? Honestly, I think it is the greatest aspiration anyone could have and that so very few have. What if it truly was the highest aspiration of all and what did make someone a star in this world. I think that's when we would know we are in heaven.
If we look back on our lives, we know that our "stars" are those who have been our true friends, who've stuck by is at our lowest, or who gave us hope and joy as a surprise gift, just when we needed it.

So I say "a star" is someone who is truly a good friend, to me that's all there is to it. My daughter seemed to get it....
In the great scheme of things what else really matters? What else will last?
Here's to the real Stars! (cheers)

3 comments:

Tyler Dawn said...

You are "estrella" in my book sis :)

Manuela said...

Gracias! Tu tambien (you too)!

jON said...

knock, knock.