Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously
give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
a return to love – marianne williamson
What a great movie! The above quote is at the heart of it. Keke Palmer, the actress who plays Akeelah, is amazing. She also sings.
This just came out on Tuesday and we were among the first on Netflix to rent it. I wanted to see it when it first came out, but it was just too crazy. It has been months since we have gone to the movies.
Remember all the hype at your local Starbucks store – spelling bee words on coaster and magnets? Well, this is their first production. I saw copies of the DVD on sale at a Starbucks here in town.
p.s. B was able to spell all the words. Amazingly he was never in a real spelling bee.