I still get questions about the name of my blog – “Why fireworks?” – so in honor of Independence Day this week, I thought I’d elaborate a bit.
Ironically, I used to be deathly afraid of fireworks when I was a kid (more about My Fear of Fireworks here) but the philosophy isn’t really about the artillery shells, sparklers or smoke bombs you light off on the 4th of July.
The Firework Philosophy is about the fireworks – the sparks – that are alive in each one of us.
I use to fear fireworks but now they represent something incredibly powerful and enlightening.
This is the firework philosophy.
We are all fireworks. Vibrant sparks that are colorful, bright and radiant. Those sparks live within us and when we live out the life we were created to live, our fireworks burst out and illuminate the world.
When we seek adventure rather than fear.
When we share joy instead of negativity.
When we live our life intentionally.
When we choose compassion and understanding, not spite or judgement.
When we pursue what sets our soul on fire instead of letting it extinguish.
When we pursue our dreams instead of holding back.
When we cherish moments instead of possessions.
When we own our worth instead of stifling it.
When we lift one another up instead of worrying about competition.
When we are grateful for what we have while simultaneously pursuing more.
We shouldn’t be afraid of our bold, loud and vibrant sparks.
Give yourself permission to own your fireworks. The world needs your sparks and your light.
How do you share your fireworks with the world?