Sparkle Thieves 2


In the well-known song from the musical Les Miserables, I Dream a Dream, Fantine sings

“I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I’m living
So different now, from what it seemed
Now life has killed the dream I dreamed”

Fantine describes that the reality of her life looks so much different from that which she dreamed about.  I am always left saddend by the song.  Fantine descripes how life have dull her “sparkle” unSparkle 1till their was none left

I have asked myself what are the things that steal our “sparkle” and what can we do about them.

Thief number 1: Comparison

We have all heard this saying: Comparison is the thief of joy! Merriam Webster defines comparison as “the consideration or estimate of the similarities or dissimilarities between two things or people.”  When we constantly compare ourselves with others and find ourselves lacking in comparison – we are focused on them and their stories that we lose focus on ourselves and our stories – soon we lose ourselves and our uniqueness.

Thief number 2: Negative Thinking

A bad day is a bad day! A mistake is a mistake! Failures happen! This is real life – BUT we must not allow it to cloud our thinking.  We are more than our “bad days”, “mistakes” and “failures”.  Today is a new day. – Learn from the past – use it to make different choices for your future! You can do it.

Thief number 3: Negative Body Image

You have been created by the Creator as an unique being.  To judge yourself harshly,  by using false media images is the same as choosing food on the basis of color rather than taste. You are made up of physical as well as the invisible and wonderful characteristics and you spiritual beauty.

Jesus invites us to walk shining our light.  John 8:12 “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life

♦Dr Lizette


2 thoughts on “Sparkle Thieves

  • Marie-Louise Caldwell

    Lizette, reading your blog, inspires me to ignite my passion, and activates me to make my dream alive! Thanks so much, you are living your dream, by example and your sparkles are touching peoples lives in a beautiful way xx

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