You catch someone mimicking you, a child, an adult, a friend, an enemy. Are they a copy cat? Or are they in love with a piece of you that they need to take with them?
Unfortunately, in some cases there are genuine copy cats out there looking to lie, cheat and steal. Those people are not whom I’m talking about here.
I’m speaking of a child who draws the same sketch as his sister, the dancer that incorporates her classmates gesture, a writer who takes the same concept, but turns it into something of their own, and the yoga teacher that loves how you flow, so she takes your tips with her. These are the types of instances I’m referring to.
I’m referring to harmless humans that are just moving through life collecting the things, feelings and moments that make them who they are. You need not be jealous of their desire to interpret you, maybe instead notice how flattering it is for them to love that part of you so much that they feel good re-enacting it.
To be original is an amazing thing, but to notice beauty in another and then recreate it, and pass it on is special as well, yes?
These friends, family members, and acquaintances are not stealing, but rather borrowing your beauty to enhance their own. They’re multiplying all the goodness around them, and bringing more love to life.
Maybe they don’t want to be like you, but they want to use this piece of you to make a better version of their own self. They’re sharing what they love about you in their own way, passing on the pleasing parts, and sharing it with those around them. Before you know it, there will be pieces of you sprinkled all over the world.
Take what you love and what helps you be better and maybe ask yourself:
What are you passing on? What parts of you do you want to multiply and show to the world? How will you enhance these qualities and give them away? What do you want people to love about you so much that they feel the need to copy and paste it everywhere they go?
What pieces of those you love, know, and follow are you carrying with you into the day?
Are you going to carry the burden of their drama, their faults, and their downfalls with you today? Or, are you going to pick them apart until you find what you love, and then go talk about, recreate, and mimic that?
Life is all about perception. See the good, notice it, enhance it, multiply it, even when you don’t want to, keep choosing to see the awesome until it becomes your natural reaction. I’m right here trying my best with you.
Piece of You
I saw the way you sparkled
I see the way you shine
I used your light
To brighten mine
The way you do that
Makes me smile
Adds a little more style
And, makes life a little more worth the while
I noticed it was amazing
I noticed it helped
I noticed how much better I felt
After you gave me this piece of you
So, I’ll share it times two
Thank you for helping me be me
Because you were you.