sending out light; shining or glowing brightly.
Have you ever encountered a woman who didn’t just glow… she beamed?!? At first you think it’s a trick with the lighting, or with the makeup she’s wearing, but she’s all, “Bitch, where?“… because it’s a natural brilliance, thank you very much. Lupita Nyong’o comes to mind. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is another perfect example. Me? I am definitely the antithesis of women who radiate so effortlessly. I’m sure a lot of you feel the same way, sometimes or all the time.
For me it was an all the time thing. I personally thought I was teflon to any type of physical grace. And when it comes to “the glow“, I didn’t think it humanly possible for me. Until a brief, random moment I had years ago, smoking a cigarette with a friend outside the place we both worked. We were chatting and puffing, when a moth decided to aggressively punctuate every word I uttered. After a few moments of trying to ignore it, I shooed it away, remarking how it’s so annoying that moths always want to dive bomb me. My friend said very simply, “That’s because you’re a bright light!“.
Kristi, my friend… You may not remember this conversation we had almost a decade ago, but it was your words that dramatically changed the way I view myself and others. I will forever be grateful for that.
Here’s the thing I’ve learned: We all are bright lights. We all have our moments of gleam. It could be seeing a loved one, listening to a piece of music, succeeding in a personal challenge you set for yourself, or even waking up and starting your day when all you want to do in lay in bed and watch Netflix. These moments can be elusive, and fleeting, but they are possible. I even believe they can be encouraged when needed. All it takes is a bit of Music Therapy.
I mean, come ON!!! How could you NOT brighten up a little watching Janelle Monáe and Erykah Badu? They are like the best, most expensive shimmer powder for your spirit!!
On days when you are feeling dull as a box of rocks, I suggest that you play this song on full blast at least three times in a row. I hope that it will give you a Bruce Leroy-sized boost of the glow!!