This is the first line of one of my favorite poems, "Royal Birth." I've used the poem in its entirety in lessons to the youth over the years. It has a very empowering and inspirational message that is beneficial to anyone who takes that message to heart. It tells us that we are children of a heavenly king. That makes each one of us a prince or princess. Although that simple statement might sound silly, it packs a powerful punch. Your possibilities in life are endless. You can go out and take on the world.
But wait. Before you go out and take on the world, you will need the proper armor. Being children of royalty comes with certain responsibilities and the world is a dangerous place without being properly protected.
First, you have to realize and believe that you are somebody very special. You matter. The world would not be the same without you making your mark in it.
Second, you need to develop and share your talents. You were given talents. Some of us might take longer than others to discover those talents, but we all have them. Find joy in those talents and take the time to find and develop new ones. We bless each other by sharing these heavenly and royal gifts.
Third, you need to have a positive attitude. Look for the good in everything and everyone around you. If you look, you will find it. Finding the good will fill you with happiness, leaving no room for the bad thoughts and feelings. Your royal birthright will shine through your eyes in no time! After all, it is said that the eyes are the window to the soul.
So, for the rest of your day, put on your royal armor and think of yourself as the prince or princess that you are. Live in a way that reflects that status. Believe in who you are. Walk straight and tall and know that you are somebody special. After all, "you are a child of royal birth."
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