Pedestals One thing I have learned over the years is to not put anyone on a pedestal. We all have stories. No one is better than, or worse than I am. I am not better than anyone else in my sobriety, my photography, any of my works, my faith, or anything else. We are all given a story. I happen to tell mine publicly. It's not to be glorified, but is to help with awareness and perhaps resonate with someone who may be seeking help, or for someone who doesn't even realize they may need help. Something may click for them, even if it's just a little click. Someone may hear something they relate to, that may help to move them toward a different direction in life. It's to help people through challenges, to share that we are not alone in our tough times, and not alone in our good times! Some may put themselves on those pedestals, but that's not my deal. That's between them and God. But I know in my heart that no one is better or worse than me, no matter who it is- a singer, the president, someone walking by me on the street, or someone who is under a bridge. The ego loves to tell us otherwise. And it's ego, regardless of which way we may think it to be. We all have a story. We all were given a different story. Some instances in each of our lives may be more dramatic than others, at any particular time, but that does not make anyone better for our accomplishments in life. I know it's not "me" who did (and is doing this) this, but our Creator in me. That is truly who gets the credit. I have to make the effort, and God meets us where we are, and helps us through our challenges in life, and through life. We all have amazing stories to share; we all have amazing gifts to share. Life is not a comparison, but a journey with each other. Go in peace, knowing you have so much to offer- maybe even one person- something you can use and share to help someone else along in life. And in doing so, you also help yourself. . I am kinda drawn to this image because of how it's somewhat abstract, but you can still see what it is. W are perfectly imperfect, in our imperfections. . May peace and love surround you as you rest tonight.