We all have a voice, whether big or small, and each voice is important and deserves to be heard. JK Rowling comes to mind here. If you had asked her before the Harry Potter series came out whether she had a big voice or a small one, my guess is that she would have said a small one. Here was a woman who, from my understanding, was a single mother, quite poor, lived on welfare and was doing her best to raise her child on her own. A small voice at the time in a world where money= power? Certainly. A big voice in the making? Unarguably.
Imagine the prayers of people cycling upward every night. Voices everywhere pray words of fear and gratitude. I like to imagine the prayers of people because it makes someone who seems remote, human. It doesn’t even matter if they pray or not – it’s the fact that they also have a voice, and whether big or small, deserves an active listener.
What is your voice? Big or small? A big voice reaches many people, a small voice reaches a few, but can reach those few in a profound way. How do you use your voice? Do you use it to cast fear, negativity and doubt on others, or do you use it to uplift, to inspire, to appreciate?
I had a great compliment yesterday, a new friend was describing themselves as a ‘little’ voice in the world, and described me as having the potential to be a ‘big’ voice. It was touching to be considered as such. Only time will tell if this voice is a big one or a little one. There’s nothing wrong with either.
I do know however, that whether a big voice or a little voice, one thing is for sure. Speaking is less important than listening. Listening to all the big and little voices in the world will give you something to talk about – when it’s your finally your turn to shine.
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