21 November 2010

Give Yourself Permission


DAY 21     
Over the years I have worked with a lot of teenagers and pre-teens.


One aspect of their development that I have had the privilege to support has been their awareness of 'self'.  
I've found that music is a great way to connect with most people, but teens in particular respond well to lyrics & a snappy tune.
The following song has a powerful message for everyone. I have used it a lot with kids, and as it fits particularly well with today's line of inspiration I thought you might like to share it too....enjoy!


Permission To Shine
Bachelor Girl

Hey, what would you say
If I can't play the hero tonight
Cos lately I've been feelin' like
I can't get anything right

I've been fading into the woodwork again
And I'm feelin' like I just wanna hide
But guess what
I'm gonna try something just a little bit different this time

I'm gonna give myself permission to shine
I'm gonna shine so bright
Gonna make every head wanna turn
You're finally gonna see me
Give myself permission to shine
Gonna light up the night
Shine a little of my light on the world

I've been crazy
I've been holdin' myself back for so long
But I've got so much I can give
Don't wanna be afraid to be wrong

You know I'm not too good at too many things
But I've been gettin' real good at gettin' down on myself
But guess what
I'm gonna try to break free from this prison I"ve built

I'm gonna give myself permission to shine
I'm gonna shine so bright
Gonna make every head wanna turn
You're finally gonna see me
Give myself permission to shine
Gonna light up the night
Shine a little of my light on the world
shine a little of my light on the world 
shine a little of my light on the world
shine shine shine

Oh, that's right
I'm gonna try something just a little bit different this time

I'm gonna give myself permission to shine
I'm gonna shine so bright
Gonna make every head wanna turn
You're finally gonna see me
Give myself permission to shine
Gonna light up the night
Shine a little of my light on the world

(Give myself permission to shine)
I wanna light up the night

Shine a little of my light on the world 

This post is part of my Now!vember series.  Several fine blogeristas are joining in and you may like to hop on over to their space to read a different take on this topic...


3 comments:

  1. All so true!! I find as the parent of 3 tweens that now more than ever, being a stay at home mummy is huge & just being there when THEY need me is enormously important. The clever words of 'i know you're upset, i'm here when you're ready' is vital, as it's all in there time, not mine!! Love Posie

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  2. Sweetie, you are indomitable! How you are maintaining this daily blogging of such high quality is quite astounding. Great song, excellent concept. J x

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  3. listening to the song as I type - holding back the tears thank you for reminding us all to shine

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