Keeping It Real…You Don’t Always Have to Sparkle!

Sometimes life just sucks! It’s a fact and you don’t always have to sparkle. Some days you can just feel like fizzling out and dying. Today was one of those days. And it’s OK.
I’m genuine, honest, and I gotta be me so to speak. I’d like to think that this kind of behavior is consistently rewarded, but the truth of the matter is that it is not. 
It is what it is!
We can choose to commiserate and bitch about it, or we can choose to move on, being the people of integrity that we are. I choose to move on and remain true to me, and to be supportive, in a real way. But it’s not sparkly. And I’ve been let down in a HUGE way today. 
Life is an odd bug, and people will continue to suck at times. In life, work or personal, you will often give your all and it’s not always rewarded. People will get hired, others will get fired, couples will divorce, and sometimes none of it makes sense…to anyone. But it happens on a daily basis. 
No one knows the reasoning, and the “behind the scenes” will never be revealed. But the facts of life will remain. It’s OK to be a little bitter. It’s OK to feel hurt. It’s OK to have a day without sparkles. But it’s not OK to let it consume you. It’s not your fault or mine. 
Today sucked! I’m OK. Life goes on and I am re-evaluating everything. EVERYTHING!
“The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present.”
Today was a gift. I learned that I don’t always have to sparkle, I just have to be me. And today, I want to be sad because my efforts and hard work did not pay off. It’s OK to pout, and it’s OK to hide in the corner and cry…temporarily. But I’ll shine tomorrow and I’ll be fine in the fact that I know that I’m still genuine. And I sparkle…brighter than anyone…no matter what!
Be real, stay true to you, and in the end, the truth will shine…and so will YOU!    

About Christy

Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.

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  1. Melissa Rheinlander says:

    {{HUGS}} I hope today is renewed and that you have a wonderful weekend with and for Bubby 🙂

  2. BrandiJeter says:

    This post really resonates with me in a lot of ways. When you are someone that is optimistic and positive, people sometimes forget that you have feelings and they aren’t as cautious of them as they would be with other people. “She’ll bounce back.” “She’ll understand.” Of course, you will, but for today…you have the right to just not sparkle.

  3. You will always sparkle in my eyes! There is a reason, whether you know it now or not. On the other side, you will be thankful for this day of no sparkles. So…pout, grump, and cry if you need to…and then pamper yourself with something that will bring back the SPARKLE!!

  4. Hugs! Sparkle comes back and you will rule!

  5. (((hugs)))) GF

  6. Sigh…I’m really bummed that day stunk. You, even though I’ve never met you in person, have been so amazing! I’m bummed that your sparkle was dimmed, even if for a day, but you’re right. We all have the right to have a crappy, non-sparkly day. I hope you’re doing better!!

  7. I am so sorry! You are an inspiration and constant encouragement to me and so many others! My mama always said ( insert laugh ha)” you are allowed a day , a week or whatever you need to let it all out! Eat ice cream, cry, hit things , whatever makes you feel better. Then hop back on the horse and stand strong! “

    You are awesome! Don’t let anyone make you feel like you are anything less!

  8. Christine Mack says:

    I’m so sorry that you felt that way. If you ever need anyone to talk to girl..I’m here for you. I think you are awesome even if the sparkle is a little faded today. (((HUGS))) I mean it when I say you can talk to me. too…