Why I love Meryl Streep
I posted this Facebook entry by Meryl Streep a couple of weeks ago, and haven’t been able to get it out of my mind. It’s been haunting me.
Why? I am inspired. I am inspired that Meryl didn’t let someone’s opinion stop her from living her dream. I am inspired by every woman who has ever been told that she isn’t enough in some way and keeps believing in herself.
It’s not always easy to look past the opinions of others. To see beauty when we look in the mirror. To know that we have value and can make a difference in the world.
The truth is, we are more beautiful than we can imagine. Make more of a difference than we can see. And are more important than can be put into words.
So, let’s make a pact….the next time anyone tells us that we don’t measure up in some way, let’s envision Meryl Streep on that subway train, smiling so sweetly and looking so beautiful. And then, head out into the world knowing that we are bigger than words, bigger than the person speaking ill of us, and bigger than any negative comment thrown our way.
I don’t know about you, but I have spent many hours joyfully watching Meryl Streep in her many movies. She delights me. And after her FB post, I am an even bigger fan.
And I may not win 18 Academy Awards, but I can add joy and love and beauty to this world in my own way. So can you. It’s not always going to be easy, but it will be worth it!