Ladies and Gentlemen, I Present … YOU

If you had the privilege to be an honoured guest at an amazing event that you have always dreamed of attending, your first thought may be ‘what will I wear?’

When we go to fancy places, or have an opportunity to see people we admire, we pay attention to how we present ourselves.

Yet, when we don’t have any plans, or any where to go, we tend not to care how we look, how we behave, or how we are perceived.

It’s true we shouldn’t depend on others’ views, but in a world of social media and strong opinions – others’ views can make or break us.

“You should treat everyone like the Queen of England,” my uncle once told me. I was too young to understand what he meant. So I dismissed his advice.

It boils down to a personal value system. Who is worthy of our best, and who can we dismiss as not being important, valuable, or worthy of our time?

I don’t always present my best. These last two years have really proven that to me. The comforts of old shirts and sweat pants have been my go-to wardrobe. I never bothered to take the time to wear clothes that are more presentable because “I was just going here, or just going there.” That doesn’t mean I didn’t care about the people I saw, I just didn’t think much about it ~ I guess I dressed according to how I was feeling, which was un-energized and un-inspired.

One of my favourite storytellers is writer, filmmaker, director and producer, Steven Spielberg. An opportunity to meet with him would have me running around like a chicken with its head cut off. That would inspire me to wear my best, be on my best behaviour and present the best I have to offer.

This is what my uncle meant. Though many people don’t care for monarchies or political leaders, there is someone You admire. Someone you would dress your best for, and want to present your best to.

Saving our best for that one chance meeting seems like such a waste of time. It’s too bad we didn’t have the energy or desire to be our best everyday for everybody.

Everyone is worthy of being treated like kings and queens ~ I hope someone presents their best to you to show you just how worthy you are.

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