Leave Your Mark on The World

What mark do you wish to leave on this world? What kind of person do you aspire to be? Being yourself can often be seen as a challenge, but it is one that can be slowly conquered by putting forth the very best of efforts. You are a person with so much to give, so much to say. Be yourself. Own your talents, embrace them, and chase your wildest dreams. I have a poem I wrote that explains what kind of mark I hope to leave.

“The Mark of A Writer”
By: Molly Spence

I am timid, I am shy
I am a creator, with a poetic mind
Beneath the surface, under the skin
There’s so much beauty to be found within

I can be talkative, I can be loud
I have the power to be the life of the party in a crowd
Finding my voice in the form of written word
Might be the best thing that’s ever occurred

The mark of a writer
That I have, and I am
An identity, a true storyteller

First life experience, now poetry, hopefully fiction
All I know is writing for me is my addiction

The mark of a writer
That I have, and I am
An identity, a true storyteller

The mark of a writer
A soul full of imagination
With enough strength and courage
To inspire a generation

Be yourself, do your thing
For your best days are coming
Don’t be afraid, take that leap
For any dream is never too steep
Maybe you’ll be a teacher, or a dancer
Or maybe, just maybe you have the mark of a writer

The mark of a writer
Full of talent and love
A person who’s sometimes scared to show all she’s made of
A gentle and kind spirit
Who’s telling her truth and wants all to read it

It’s okay to be different, it’s okay to ask why
You’ve got to leave your mark by reaching for the sky

Words heal, words touch
The written thought communicates ever so much

Be honest, be real
Who you really are will have so much more appeal

Find your talent, stake your claim
On your mark that will never let the world be the same
A light that will shine so bright
You’ll make others smile with delight
Never for fortune, never for fame
Just so that others know His Holy name

The mark of a writer
Words written so passionately
Shining His light for all to see

Being yourself is often easier said than done; it is one thing that can often be so difficult due to human nature; people can be harsh without so much of an explanation, but you must strive to be self aware of your surroundings and the key to being you is to own who the Lord intends for you to be.; nothing more, nothing less. I am a creator, a wordsmith, a visionary full of stories to tell. Jesus gave me that gift; in addition, He has helped me to accept my flaws, acknowledge them, and push through them, even when I don’t have the best of days or sometimes weeks.

Be yourself. I am an introvert. I am clumsy. I love Jesus. I love my family. I love my friends. The true focus of life should be working to create an inspiring legacy. Everyone has weaknesses, everyone has strengths. Push your limits. Spread those wings. Try new things. Live for Him. Serve Him. Love Him. Jesus loves you. Will you dare to be yourself? What kind of mark will you leave on this Earth? You never know, there could be something simply incredible waiting just for you.

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me”.¬†

2 Corinthians 12:9 King James Version

 

 

A dedicated and passionate writer who basically eats, sleeps, and breathes the writing process , Molly is a 25 year old who tries to be the best daughter, sister, aunt, and friend that she possibly can be. Her main goal in life is to inspire and encourage others to find their passions and to follow them to the fullest extent. Molly’s career began in September 2015 on a personal blog named Molly’s Zone where she shares her life stories of living with cerebral palsy; since then she continues to post to Molly’s Zone weekly, and has been featured as a regular contributor for The Mighty.

The Meaning of Life

The personification of the correlation of time and life would be giving it the description of being a person in quicksand that gets engulfed and completely submerged by the sticky nature of living as quickly their life begins. The only disability in life is a bad attitude; a cliche saying of sorts that I have heard many times over, but within it resides so much truth. We as humans take so much for granted, such as the fresh summer air that surrounds us, the people who love us, and what all life offers us: the countless opportunities, and the many blessings we don’t deserve.

Life is too short. Eat the cake. Stay up late once in a while. Laugh loudly. Hug freely. Attitude is everything. Smile often. You will never truly know what the silent demonstration of your strength and perseverance will mean to someone; perhaps, it isn’t your place to know. Be yourself. Don’t focus on the invalid opinions of those around you, because they will always find something to say; furthermore don’t even focus on those who praise you. None of that matters. So what DOES matter?

The truth of it all is that God has a beautiful plan awaiting all of us, if we’d just make the slightest attempt to see our surroundings as He sees them. Those with any kind of disabilities have so much to offer, as does those without any impairment. We have love to spread and something to fight for. Questioning our existence is easy, and so is giving up, but that is something we just cannot do.

The only disability in life is a bad attitude; honestly, cerebral palsy is no walk in the park; it is the most challenging obstacle I’ve dealt with in life, but it’s something I have come to accept and embrace with positivity. I walk with a smile on my face and my head held high.

The truly encouraging part of my life is that each day sees me stronger than the day before; the experiences I’ve had have shaped together to form a continuing line of connecting dots; each dot representing my gradual growth and maturation through lessons learned in life.

You matter. Your attitude matters. The world needs more people who provide a shimmer of light to pop through the ever growing darkness of our society. Be that light. Be the brave soldier who is not afraid to share that disabilities are not sentences of life imprisonment, that there is joy to be found within the struggle. Love people with all of your heart and soul. Give to people more than you take. Shine brighter than any diamond you could wear or any star you might catch gleaming in the sky.

The beauty of time is that it teaches us so much; the only disability in life is a bad attitude. You have the power to decide who you want to be. Don’t let pain and exhaustion wear you down. Life your life to only see the positives, and not the negatives. Live to show someone else what positivity and individuality truly is and how much of a confidence boost it can provide them with.

Life holds no true limits; disability or no disability makes no difference. Accomplish as much as you can however you can. Life is short. Money, fame, and recognition are temporary accolades that don’t matter in the long run; what matters is the impact you leave behind. The comfort and contentment in the precious little blessings found in between the said line of life is what matters.

Writing is an extension of living for me; of everything I am. Finding and delving into something you love is crucial to a great, purpose filled life. Therapeutic and sometimes rather tedious, the written word brings me joy. Find out who you are and own it, for that’s the true meaning of life.

A dedicated and passionate writer who basically eats, sleeps, and breathes the writing process , Molly is a 25 year old who tries to be the best daughter, sister, aunt, and friend that she possibly can be. Her main goal in life is to inspire and encourage others to find their passions and to follow them to the fullest extent. Molly’s career began in September 2015 on a personal blog named Molly’s Zone where she shares her life stories of living with cerebral palsy; since then she continues to post to Molly’s Zone weekly, and has been featured as a regular contributor for The Mighty.