Out in the Cold, But No Thin Ice Here – Twinkle Lights


Out in the cold, but not on thin ice - Twinkle Lights

 

I took this picture in Rice Park at the 2014 St. Paul Winter Carnival on January 31st and the temperature was well below zero. There was a live band outside that evening complete with an ice bar and ice sculptures. We didn’t stay long, but we did get some great pictures.

The lights are so beautiful and remind me of a quote by Brené Brown from her book called “The Gifts of Imperfection.” A while back I posted one of her TED Talks videos that went viral about the power of vulnerability. In the book; The Gifts of Imperfection; Brené writes;

I think the beauty of twinkle lights is a perfect metaphor for joy.

Joy is not a constant. It comes to us in moments – often ordinary moments.  Sometimes we miss out on the bursts of joy because we’re too busy chasing down the extraordinary moments.  Other times we’re so afraid of the dark that we don’t dare let ourselves enjoy the light.

A joyful life is not a floodlight of joy.  That would eventually become unbearable.

I believe a joyful life is made up of joyful moments gracefully strung together by trust, gratitude, and inspiration.”

– Brené Brown

Beautiful isn’t it? What a great reminder that life isn’t perfect and that we don’t have to live up to some perception of how things should be. Being imperfect is okay, it is enough and is what makes us shine. I like that.  The way we experience things changes and what is ideal, isn’t always real. Lessons like this help us remain closest to our authentic selves and when we are there, people are drawn to it.

Thanks for visiting my blog, if you have any comments, questions or stories, please join the conversation and share below.   The Daily Prompt – Twinkle lights as widgets

Life isn’t always perfect, the way we experience things changes and what is ideal, isn’t always real. Lessons like this help us remain closest to our authentic selves and when we are there, people are drawn to it.

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3 Responses to Out in the Cold, But No Thin Ice Here – Twinkle Lights

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  3. Maryann Cox says:

    Absolutely enjoyed this blog post. I couldn’t agree more. I like adding the light that makes the string twinkle to remind me that the solid light can be boring, while the twinkles mesmerize me. All my love n blessings to you!

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