I AM a somebody



I shared a post on Facebook the other week. It was written by a somebody called Richard Branson and it was about happiness.

It started like this…

You don’t know me but I hear you are going through a tough time, and I would like to help you. I want to be open and honest with you, and let you know that happiness isn’t something just afforded to a special few. It can be yours, if you take the time to let it grow.

Who am I to write about happiness?

It was a great read and it articulated everything I know about happiness. It had 1164 shares and over 200 comments. When I write a post on the same topic I might get one or two shares and maybe a couple of comments if I am lucky. Please don’t take this the wrong way. I am not complaining about it, but rather just pondering the nuances.

It begged the question of why don’t I just leave it up to the somebody’s of the world to write about happiness. Maybe people would take more notice and the message would be spread far wider.

Hang on a minute I AM a somebody!

I then stopped and said to myself “hang on a minute I am a somebody! I might not be rich and famous and known by a whole lot of people, but I am still a somebody.”

I am a somebody who writes a fortnightly blog followed by a handful of people, a somebody who is sometimes sad and grumpy, a somebody who loves life and wants to cherish each day and a somebody who tries everyday to colour the world with a bit of happiness.

You are a somebody too!

Each and every one of us is a somebody.

A somebody with a voice that deserves to be heard.

You have a life of experiences and every little thing that has happened to you is yours. You get to tell it in your own voice if you want to. It doesn’t have to be something out of the ordinary; you don’t have to be a sought after celebrity, an amazing hero or someone who has survived after a horrible ordeal.

Sometimes people want to hear the everyday stuff. The stuff they can relate to and know that if you got through it then maybe they can as well.

Anne Lamott who has just done a TED talk (that you so have to listen to) said “You’re going to feel like hell if you wake up someday and you never wrote the stuff that is tugging on the sleeves of your heart: your stories, memories, visions and songs — your truth, your version of things — in your own voice. That’s really all you have to offer us, and that’s also why you were born.”

So with that in mind I will continue to write my blogs, share my passion for happiness and know that in some small way I am offering up my gifts to the world. I hope you will do the same because the world needs your special gifts that only you can offer.

Be happy, colour the world


PS I have written a book on my own version of happiness, in my unique voice and I know you will love it. Click here to purchase you own copy today. If you put in the code ‘somebody’ you will receive an awesome discount, just say’n!

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