So I decided to write a children's story about it. Random right? I know. Don't judge me. I have kids so it's cool. So....here we go..
The Story of the Mr. SUN & MOONY
On the day that the sun was made, the Sun was proud to be the Sun. It was made bright & shiny. It gave heat for warmth, light to see, and a way to distinguish the day and night. Everyone was always happy when the sun came around. The sun was glad to be the sun!
One day soon after, the Creator said “Mr. Sun, I’m going to give you some company.” And on that day the stars and planets were created, He created the Moon too. The Moon was glad to be in space, and over the years he started to develop a friendship with his new homie Mr. Sun!
As Mr. Sun and the Moon grew closer, he gave the Moon a nickname - “Moony.” Mr. Sun and Moony hung out all the time, chillin' in space without a care in the universe. They even liked to play tricks on the people on earth, performing what we know as a “solar eclipse.”
As time went on, Mr. Sun began to notice something. Dispute the fact that he gave off heat and light, and was spreading joy to others, he was not getting the attention that Moony was getting. You see, people started visiting Moony and making
Mr. Sun begin to look around, but he couldn’t see anything. He looked for the planets...nope. He looked for the astronauts...nope. He even looked for Moony... NOPE! Darkness was everywhere. He didn’t see anyone. He began to frown, as he was saddened because he was now more lonely than he was before.
In that moment he called out to the Creator. Mr. Sun asked him, “God, why am I suddenly all alone, and why do I feel so sad? Where did everyone go?” The Creator replied, “Mr. Sun, you were created with a purpose. As long as you were fulfilling that purpose you were happy. But when I placed other creations around you, jealously made you forget the very reason why you were created. When you started to become like the Moon you, you abandoned the things you were created to do: give light, give warmth, and spark happiness. What you failed to realize is that when I created the moon, I created him as a reflection of you. He only shines because your light lets him shine. Your light lets everyone shine. Without your light, no one shines...not even the Moon. When you fulfill your purpose, they fulfill theirs. You must learn not to be jealous of the attention that the Moon gets, because unlike the Moon, you provide heat, warmth, and happiness. Everyone needs the light and heat you provide...even Moony.
After talking with the Creator, Mr. Sun had a change of heart. He wanted to be himself again! He turned his light back on, and proudly let his light shine. Everyone was so happy once again, especially Moony. From that day forward, Mr. Sun had a new found joy in doing just what he was designed to do. He knew his role. He understood his importance. And he knew just how valuable he really was just the way God, the Creator, made him.
So what's the moral of the story?
The more you focus the talents & gifts that others have, the more you will begin to question yours. Whenever you envy someone else's purpose, you atomically devalue yours. You are special...yep you. So act like it.