Discover the Real, Unique You, A Diamond With Outstanding Abilities

You are a diamond
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You Are a Diamond of Unique Abilites

Just think - you are the only one of its kind You are without an equal or equivalent. You are unparalleled! If knowing this isn't enough to get your motor revved up, I don't know what will.

Regardless of the kind of hand life deals to us, we can overcome obstacles of unimagenable proportion with the knowledge that we are not simply unique, but we are a diamond of uniqueness with abilities and strengths we never discover and never use in a lifetime.

You are unique
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You Are Enough

You are a unique creation. You Are A Diamond of Unique Abilites - oh, yes you are. We all are. "What does it mean to be unique you ask?" Let's start out by reading what Mr.Webster's definition of this word is. He simply defines unique as "being the only one." Amazing! There is only one of you and only one of me ( "Thank goodness", my friends and family all say.)

For the next few minutes, let's expand on the word unique. What are some of the ways we define our uniqueness? How do we use it - or do we? Can we as individuals change our own lives as we begin to recognize the power and magnificence of being unique?

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How To Discover Your Unique Abilities

A unique person is the opposite of average, dull, or boring, There is no one like you. You are one-of-a-kind. You are an original. You are absolutely unmatched. You are exclusive.

To be unique, you must be yourself and not someone's idea of what you should be. You can't be yourself if you don't like yourself.

"The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique."
Walt Disney

Repeat the above quote three times. Each time you repeat the quote, feel stronger about the message. Really believe and feel your own uniqueness.

Liking yourself is the "power-tool" for discovering and then using your own unique abilities.

"But I don't have any unique abilities" you say." Ah, but you certainly do. Those abilities are there deep inside of you and waiting to be discovered. Don't try too hard to find these gifts. Shhhhhhhhhh...be quiet and listen. They will appear.

Here is an exercise I'd like you to try. Visualize a large diamond buried deep within a cave (you.). Diamonds are found in mines, craters and caves. In this case you are the mine or cave and a diamond is resting deep within you.

Unless you put forth effort and determination, along with a strong desire, your diamond will simply remain undiscovered and useless. You must put forth action.

Just like mining for diamonds, if you keep trying and digg deep enough you will begin to see a faint sparkle. Is that a diamond? Could it be?

You'll never know unless you dig deeper and deeper. Your abilities are like diamonds. Once you recognize that what you have is an ability, the next step is to dust it off and polish it over and over again.

As you continue to polish your diamond the sparkle will ignite and blaze brighter and brighter. It will become an obvious part of you and even others will see it. This is how you "let your light shine" and glorify the One who gave you these abilities.

You Have Endless Abilities and T..alents

You have endless abilities waiting to be discovered. Find your passion to find your talent.
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You must become bigger than the fear itself
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Say Goodbye To Fear

I have always appreciated Emerson's quote about fear: "Fear is a cruel thief who comes in the night and robs us of success just when it's within our reach" How terribly true this is. And because it is, we must practice how to conquer fear.

If our lives are bound by fear, we cease to grow and become all that we could be. We are stuck in our "comfort zone" and never take risks. We dare not change and yet without change there is no growth.

Facing our fears takes courage. We have to be willing to let go of the familiar to be courageous. Expanding on our level of bravery creates greatness. Greatness and bravery will overcome fear.

Develop a high level of faith in yourself. This will be the foundation for overcoming fear.

Learn to identify your fears. The things that scare us as children may still be lurking somewhere. If you can identify those fears, you will find it easier to release them.

The biggest fear most of us have is the fear of the unknown.

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Find your unique abilities
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Focus on your strengths and not your weaknesses
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Qualities (Tools) To Bring About Change

In order to find our abilities it helps to possess certain qualities. Think of these qualities as tools. Let's take a look at some of the most effective qualities - those that are strong thereby adding to our current belief system.

  • Being positive. Are you a "half empty or half full" kind of person. If you see the glass as half full, you are sure to find more unique qualities within you. The potential within you is limitless andfor the most part, untapped.
  • Believe in yourself. Your beliefs control everything you do. If you expect to fail, you most probably will, which is one important reason we need support from others. Believe in your mission in life. Believe that you can accomplish your goals Whatever abilities and talents you have will not be discovered and reach it's highest level unless you believe in yourself.
  • Keep good company. Surround yourself with people you admire. Negative, critical people drain your energy and add a darkness to your life. Choose to spend time with those that see the potential in you and speak highly of you.
  • Don't compare yourself with others. Instead, focus on your own talents and abilities and make the most of those. You may not have what they have, but neither do they have what you have. You don't need a bigger diamond - just keep polishing the one you have.
  • Focus on your strengths not your weaknessess. If writing is your strength, then work on it continually. Study everything you can about writing. Never become complacent. We never stand still. We either move forward or we move backward. Fretting about your weaknesses will only prevent you from doing your best with the strengths you have.
  • Use failure as a motivating force. Being determined is the best way to overcome failure. Failure is just a word. It is your thinking that labels it as "bad." Be resilient and able to bounce back regardless of how we feel. Learn how to profit from your losses.

Believe in Yourself

To Sum It All Up - Be Yourself

  • Your choices will determine your individual results. Learn to say no when your plate is piled high and you're trying to meet deadlines. It isn't selfish to do this.
  • When you do say yes, then live up to your promise. Make integrity your goal at all times. Be trustworthy and dependable.
  • Never before have we been more bombarded with promises of everything from ageless beauty creams to products guaranteeing we will look like superman or superwoman. We are lied to, deceived, robbed and used. We believe, we buy and then we cry.
  • Stand out in the crowd by being who you truly are. We are all wired a little bit different, but high values remain the same. Break free of daily bombardment and influences that leave you teetering on the edge.
  • Find your "kind spot" and reach out to help others. This is the best part of you. This is the truest and most precious part of you. This is who you truly are.
  • You are a diamond with unique abilities. Remember this every time you feel unworthy, unloved, alone, unappreciated and in emotional or physical pain.
  • Somewhere at sometime someone needs you. Search for opportunities to give the best part of yourself to others.
  • Love yourself. Do something kind for just you every day.

Life is the greatest gift that we receive, and the art of living is the greatest art.

— don Miguel Ruiz

© 2012 Audrey Hunt

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

wow.. I really needed to read this.,, thank you for writing this.. I am going through a patch in my life that's has been very hard... my friends mean so much to me and when you lost a good friend it really hurts.

I love this part of what you wrote.

Regardless of the kind of hand life deals to us, we can overcome obstacles of unimagenable proportion with the knowledge that we are not simply unique, but we are a diamond of uniqueness with abilities and strengths we never discover and never use in a lifetime.

God bless you

Debbie


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diogenes 4 years ago from UK and Mexico

Ho, hum: More self help, But very well written with a lot of truths. Whether people can ovecome their genetic programming to follow some of them is up for debate.

A good hubber at the height of power.

Bob


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Wonderful hub with much positive advice to be a better person to ones self and then will be better towards others. Thank you.

Hugs,

Sunnie


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

A positive piece of advice, well written and sincerely meant. I needed a lift today and this hub has provided it.

Voted up!


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dahoglund 4 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

Very good hub. Would have been nice to get this advice early in life.


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Storytellersrus 4 years ago from Stepping past clutter

Wow, that video is a tear jerker. Nice first hub of the morning! Thanks.


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Charlotte B Plum 4 years ago

You have such a way with words! Always forming such inspiring sentences. =) This hub reminds me of how we are fearfully and wonderfully made by God. Thank you for this much needed reminder!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I do needed to hear this today, what a beautiful lesson on accepting yourself. Your statement, "Find your "kind spot" and reach out to help others. This is the best part of you. This is the truest and most precious part of you. This is who you truly are. You are a diamond with unique abilities" hits the nail on the head. We sometimes worry too much on how others perceive us, no matter what, it is who you are inside that matter mosts. Let your beauty shine through as God intended. Thanks for the lovely thoughts of truth.


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Wonderful hub and thank you for your amazing advice.

This should help come out the doldrums and think more positive like Diamond of Uniqueness.

Voted up and awesome, Joyce.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Dear Deborah ~ Losing a friend, especially a best friend, leaves a big hole in one's heart. I'm sorry for your loss as well as your inner pain. To know that my hub helps you is gratifying.

I'm sending you a rainbow of love along with a warm hub hug to help comfort you.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

I thoroughly enjoyed your hub which I found to be full of useful information. Accepting yourself with your good points and your flaws certainly makes for a more joyful life. Thank you for writing about this important topic. Voted up and awesome.


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Mary Merriment 4 years ago from Boise area, Idaho

Very beautiful and inspiring. Thank you!


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

Wonderful reminder to find our own unique strengths and polish them till they sparkle. And I absolutely loved the heartwarming video at the end of the hub.

Voted up across the board except for funny.

This hub is sure to inspire all who read it.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Dear, dear, oh dear diogenes - Well, this is one kid who has most definitely overcome her genetic programming. And very grateful that I have. It's always such a pleasure to see you. Thank you!


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I think you are my sister from another marriage. :) I am adopted you know! This is such an uplifting message, so affirming and filled with hope. I love this and I have no doubt that those who read it will feel empowered to climb the next mountain.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Sunnie ~ I'm always up for reminders that will motivate me to be a better person. Life is such a daily challenge with its ups and downs. Thanks for taking your time to read and comment Sunnie. And sending a hug back!


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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

Aubrey, wise words, a good reinforcing visualization- and you've written an excellent article on the power of positive thinking and believing. All in your imitable and unique way.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Jools99 - So glad to hear that this hub gave you the lift you needed. That's all I need to hear. Isn't hubpages wonderful? Thanks a lot!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

dahoglund ~ Thank you. I know exactly what you mean...


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Dee aka Nonna 4 years ago

I was about to turn the computer off and head toward the bed when I saw your hub and decided to read. Really happy I did. I do like going to sleep with something positive on my mind. Your hub fit like a glove. It is more than inspiring....it is wonderfully amazing. I hope people who read this will get the full impact of your message. Voted up, awesome, beautiful...and where is that "inspiring" button.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

storytellersrus ~ When I came across this video it grabbed at my heart. Giving to others does not exclude our animals. I'm so glad you read my hub and took time to comment. Thank you.


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Green Lotus 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

I can never get enough of inspirational hubs, especially when are they are so compelling, so well written as this one VC! I don't think there is anyone out there who does not need a bit of polishing. Thanks for the sweet reminder.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Audrey you write the most wonderful, inspirational hubs - full of positive advice, I will read again and again.

Thank you and voted up

Best wishes Lesley


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Charlotte - You are an inspiring way to greet my day. Needed a little lift and here it is - right from you. Hope your day sparkles and shines.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

teaches12345 ~ It's all quite simple isn't it? Be who you are, don't worry about what others think of you and be kind to others. Shakespear said it so beautifully "This above all: to thine own self be true,

And it must follow, as the night the day,

Thou canst not then be false to any man.

Farewell, my blessing season this in thee!

Thank you my friend for commenting. Enjoy your evening!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I love diamonds and this hub! It's positive energy radiates through the words to the readers. Superb article!!!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

writer20 - It isn't always easy to think of ourselves in terms of a unique diamond, but that is in fact just what we are. I know I need reminding. Thank you dear lady!


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

Have you ever though of being a life coach, a counselor, or a teacher?? You have written a brilliant hub!

I want to continue to polish myself; a diamond! I am unique :)

I want a spark to shine and show the world!

Voted up and shared!!!


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Lady Guinevere 4 years ago from West Virginia

Love, Love, Love it!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Pamela99 - Just like the different cuts of a diamond, our personalities and abilities are cut differently. Accepting others, flaws and all, refines our character.

Thank you for reading my hub Pamela and for your comments.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Mary ~ I'm very glad to hear that you found my hub both beautiful and inspiring. That - was my goal! Thank you.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

"You don't need a bigger diamond, just keep polishing the one you have." that part alone from your hub was worth the read. This is highly inspiring and well written. I really enjoyed your passion for helping others as it came through so wonderfully. Voted up, useful, beautiful, and interesting :)


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Tonipet 4 years ago from The City of Generals

Wow, so much loved this Audrey. I had a great so inspired feeling after reading it. I believe in this one, " Just like mining for diamonds, if you keep trying and digg deep enough you will begin to see a faint sparkle."

Thank you very much. You are a diamond yourself, your spark has lifted our spirits, and you're right, you were born for others. THANK YOU Audrey. I voted up and across the board.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

When you wrote this beautiful hub, Audrey, you must have been channeling me. Your positive, enlightening words are very similar to what I have always believed and trained others to believe when life hands them lemons. I like your 'diamond' analogy - it's perfect for your message. Had to vote up, naturally.


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Rusticliving 4 years ago from California

Another Amazing hub! I couldn't stop crying after watching the video. You are truly amazing... and UNIQUE!

Love you! XOXOXO


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Anamika S 4 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

Awesome Hub Audrey! Beautiful and inspiring! It's quite some time I have started being positive in all situations. The fearless and confident new me have definitely made things better for me. Hub Voted up!


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

vocalcoach, your energy is magnetic. Your positive message emanates universally. I think there is a song, 'Walking in sunshine', very descriptive of your attitude.


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shalycriston 4 years ago from USA

Again Interesting read from you... Keep it up, Voted up :)


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Happyboomernurse - I'm so glad you took some time to read this hub. Being the positive and inspiring person you are, I'm eager for your feedback. And yes the video is heart wrenching. The fastest way to sparkle and shine from within is to rescue and help those who are in trouble. Thank you for the vote up and across except for funny.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

billybuc- I am honored to be your "sister" and you may refer to me as such. I'm just a little lamb in the woods, wanting to help others to climb those mountains you speak of. There will always be one more to climb and it helps to know that we are capable and qualified to do so. Thank you, my new brother - my heart is so full!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Fantastic inspirational hub! I'm saving this one for any days that I'm feeling sorry for myself and to send to others who need a kick in the pants.

All buttons hit except funny and sharing.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi, Oh Wow! this is so lovely, I loved Diamonds and what you said about fear is so very true. Fear holds us back and grips us like a vice, but I am going to read this again and again, it is so inspirational, voted up and shared! nell


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dallas93444 4 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

Outstanding! Great hub. Your wisdom is showing. Keep them coming!

Positive affirmations are needed for all of us.


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DeborahNeyens 4 years ago from Iowa

Thoughtful and inspirational. This is a wonderful hub, Audrey.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Inspirational hub Audrey! I often think we need to be awake and aware--of our strengths and our weaknesses and when we are, then I think wonderful things can happen--I know that is not always a "positive" place, but in someways, it really is--Take care my friend--and enjoy your evening!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Dee, my friend and faithful follower. You express yourself so well. I love the phrase "your hub fit like a glove." I'll have to remember this. I, like you, also like to go to bed on a positive note. Very glad you felt this way after reading my hub. Thanks for all the good votes and I agree that we should have an inspiring button. Sweet dreams!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Alastar - Oh thank you so much for these wonderful comments on my hub. I will go to bed happy and with sparkles in my eyes. Keep shining Alastar!


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breathing 4 years ago from Bangladesh

Every man is a special creation of Almighty. They have different abilities/capabilities. They should focus on that. Success definitely come.


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wewillmake 4 years ago from kerala-INDIA

Everyone is special in there own way.. God created everyone with many talents .. We have to realize our talents and work accordingly to fulfill it...


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

What a wonderful hub. Very inspirational, positive thinking and believeing in yourself and your abilities can achieve almost anything.


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QudsiaP1 4 years ago

A very motivating hub indeed!


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articleshub 4 years ago from Hyderabad, India.

Hi vocal coach, What an inspirational hub you had written! This article will surely help for those who want to overcome fear and increase their confidence! very well written! Voted up!


mikeydcarroll67 4 years ago

Good tips for a lot of us that are way too hard on ourselves!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Hello Green Lotus. With life's daily challenges aided by media and all, we quickly forget to, as you have said, "polish" our own diamond from time to time. I want to thank you, Hillary for sticking with me from day one. You were my first comment for my first hub and you're still here. And that was just about 2 years ago.

Your own sweet sparkle has given me the light to discover my own path here on hubpages.!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Movie Master - Hello, sweet friend. Your comments are as fresh and sweet as you are. I appreciate the time it takes to read even just one hub and then write a comment. Thanks Lesley for the small sacrifice. Happy Mothers Day!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Olde - I am touched by your lovely comments and generous praise. This is a topic I feel quite passionate about. Thank you for realizing this and for the generous vote up and across. Peace and love.


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Audrey

This is beautiful and inspirational. Have to go polish my diamonds. :)

Voted up and away!

God bless


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Sunshine625 ~ And you...a beautiful ray of sunshine are also a diamond radiating positive energy and kindess to all! Thank you.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

iamaudraleigh - A life coach. Not sure what that is but it sounds like a big job. :-) I see you are sparkling and shining. You have a beautiful light. Thank you.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Lady Guenevere - Love the name! I even fantasize about being her. Being loved so desperately by two magnificent and important men! Ok...now back to the subject. Thank you Lady, for reading and loving my hub!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Tonipet - You have given me a reason to "shine and sparkle" as I read your uplifting comments. I appreciate very much your vote up and across the board. And your comments have inspired me as well. Now I nust go check out one of your hubs. A big thanks!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

drbj - I couldn't ask for more than to be "channeling you", my dear friend. Your confirmation means everything to me as I consider you the top in your field. And if you run across a change that needs to be fixed, please let me know. Mahalo.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

We are unique and different for sure. There is a reason to be here and a meaning to our existence. Capabilities are intrinsical for everyone of us. Thanks for the reminder VocalCoach!

LORD


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Awwwwwe - Rusticliving - you have such a big heart. The video tore me up too. The little dog was a diamond in the "ruff". What a difference a little love and tender care can make. Thank you for being you!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Anamika ~ Very nice to see you here and thank you for voting up. So glad you liked my hub. I will be visiting you real soon.


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

.... and you are a bright, sparkling diamond, Audrey :)


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

mcbirdbks ~ Your beautiful words have touched me so. One can only recognize such qualities in others if they have the same qualities within. I'm so happy that you are still here as part of my hubpage family. Rainbows to you!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

shalycriston ~ I sure appreciate your support. thanks for taking time out to read another hub of mine!


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

This is a marvellous hub. Everything here is so wise and I know I will need to come back to it often.

Thank you for writing it,. I cannot be the only one that this will help greatly.


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katyzzz 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Wonderful and just what I need at the moment, and that dog is really a powerful tool for love, wish he were mine, I'd give him heaps of love and he'd return it a thousand fold.

Well done and so many others agreeing in the comments.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Just Ask Susan - Have I ever thanked you for being a loyal follower and for all the support you give me?

THANK YOU SUSAN!

And I know just what you mean about the times that come around all too often and we need a reminder of how special we are. I rarely read my own hubs once they are published, but I have to return to this one often. Thanks Susan for the great votes!


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epigramman 4 years ago

I feel like I've been a failure in life Audrey - maybe it's not too late to turn it around although I am finding it very hard and I struggle everyday with my anxieties and insecurities although this is certainly a positive and life affirming hub subject and put together like a labor of love with such a wonderful title by a woman whom I admired so much for her beauty, strength and courage - sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time 10:12pm


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

epigramman - You are the most beloved man on Hubpages. Loved and admired by both men and women, your very words ring out, surrounding the human spirit with support and with an appreciation they otherwise may not ever know.

You have a heart as big as the universe itself. It was you who helped me to believe in myself as a new writer here on Hubpages 2 years ago. You have continued to be "The Wind Beneath My Wings" when I find myself stuggling for just the right way to express myself.

The road to success is not paved with gold, but with love. You have shared your love with so many of us here in Hubland.

You are a great man Colin. You are a success. And here's proof of your success as given by one of the greatest ladies of our time.

“If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.”

Maya Angelou


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Dim Flaxenwick - I invite you to return here anytime. You have been a large part of my own inspiration. I can always count on you to visit my hubs, leave comments and hail me on! Thank you dear lady.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Dear Nell - For those of us who have the echo of fear penetrating our minds it takes some consistent re-conditioning of our inner dialogue. So reading this hub again and again is going to bring relief from that dreaded monster.

Your comments have helped to heigthend my own awareness and I thank you!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Dallas93444 - Thank you my longtime friend. We all need to hear truth. And the truth is we are all unique. Each of us is a diamond with unlimited abilities.

Hubpages is the place to spout our wings and fly! My best to you Dallas!


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

This was a great hub. I get new spirit after reading this hub. I never doubt that you are a sparkling diamond in HubPages. Thanks for writing. Voted up!

Prasetio


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Hello prasetio. Very good to see you my friend. And you have given me a beautiful compliment which I treasure. I'm glad you were inspired after reading this and thank you for your vote up!


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sashenikainderby 4 years ago

Thank you very much for a very inspirational article. I completely agree that every person is a diamond but, unfortunately, we often forget about this truth.

We do not see the signs that the Maker has prepared for us and we are afraid to get lost and not have enough time to fulfill ourselves. I have just read the book Alchemist by Paulo Coelho which tells about these kind of signs. I recommend it.


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

Great advice in this hub....glad to see that you have received such a nice response to your hub. I agree with everything you have included in the hub.....I think being positive even in the most difficult situations is one of the greatest skills you can have.....and I think we all are diamonds in the rough.....voted up and very helpful.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

What a beautiful hub. I believe we all have strengths and are all unique in our own way. I vote up, beautiful, and will share too. Thank-you for this wonderful write.


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Daughter Of Maat 4 years ago from Rural Central Florida

I cried all the way through that video! So inspirational, just what I needed today! Voted up and shared!!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

DeborahNeyens - We fail to remind ourselves often enough that we are indeed a diamond - not a zirconia but a true diamond! Go glad you came by for a look. Take care.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Audrey Howitt - Excellent thoughts on being aware of our weaknesses to build and grow on. I look at these weaknesses as stepping stones to a more complete plan of self discovery and growth.

From the very moment I "discovered" you here on hubpages, I knew that I would become a better person from having followed you and I am learning so much from your hubs. Your poetry is inspiring!

Sending you a rainbow to sing "over." :-)


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

This message of being positive, believing in one's abilities and trying to find the diamonds and then keep on polishing them rather than finding shortcomings and keep looking for them, is a greatly motivating.

Audrey your hub is truly inspirational and supportive of the uniqueness in each one of us. We all have our strengths and weaknesses and when we have a choice of whom to promote why promote our weaknesses.

Voted up all the way and across. This effort definitely needs sharing, so shared the hub wherever I could.

I love your message of being unique, Audrey.


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Pamela Kinnaird W 4 years ago from Maui and Arizona

Each one of us really is unique. We each have a certain combination of attributes, physical traits and mannerisms. All that you've said is true and I love your phraseology -- especially in the part about being who we truly are. Voting way up.


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starstream 4 years ago from Northern California

We all are a diamond in the rough. Let's polish our diamond and make it sparkle. Great communication of positive change for our world. Thanks


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poojasd7 4 years ago from India

How to favorite a hub, so that i can re-read it whenever i want!

In a nutshell, what a hub! what a writing! Really motivating.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Breathing - I so agree with what you have said. And knowing that we are all God's children we also have a responsibility to learn all we can about who we are and in so doing, live in such a way that He is glorified.

Thank you for your comments.

wewillmake - Thank you very much for your good comments. I appreciate you for sharing your thoughts.

rosemay50 - I think we all need to gently be reminded that we have greatness within. If we believe that, we discover it, use it and live a more joyful life. So glad you stopped by!

QudsiaP1 - I'm so glad you found this hub motivating and thank you for your comment.

articleshub - Thank you very much for reading my hub, finding it motivating and for voting up! Have a marvelous day.


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

Wow, so inspirational and totally awesome. Fantastic!


IntegrityYes 4 years ago

I chose being in superb health. That is another great one,Vocal Coach. I definitely voted up. WOW!


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Diamonds in the rough are what we are! Such inspiration and uplifting words in this absolutely fantastic article. I enjoyed this read and thank you for the many benefits I gained as well.

As someone who needs to be reminded of my self worth, I commend you for providing it to myself as well as so many other.

Blessings to you my friend.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

mickey - Thank you for reading and commenting. Most of us are too hard on ourselves. We must take a few minutes each day to remind ourselves of the diamond we are. Thank you!

Sueswan - I love it! Polishing your diamonds. I will remember this. Thank you my friend!

LORD - You said "There is a reason to be here and a meaning to our existence." Thank you for that. There truly is and knowing that brings both comfort and inspiration.

Martie - Awwwwwwwwwe! And we come from the same diamond mine:) Thank you dear friend!

katyzzz - You have such a big heart! A quality that everyone benefits from. Isn't that little dog just precious? So happy to see you!


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junko 4 years ago

Lifecoach, You are truly a servant to mankind. God can, have, and will use you and your gift. You will be blessed with the peace of mind you offer others.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

sashenikainderby - The reason I wrote this hub is to remind us that we are each a diamond. As you say, we forget that we are, as we work to fulfill our responsibilties, we get distracted and are influenced by so much negativity. I'm very glad you took time to comment on my hub. I will look into the book you have recommended. Blessings to you.

cogerson - Your comments regarding being positive even in the most dire of circumstances is the key to honoring ourselves. It is the principle that governs true happiness. Is it easy? Not at all. But it is a choice. Thankyou for shining your light here!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Dear Christy - I like your comments, especially the one focusing on how each of us have strenght and our own uniqness. And thank you for the wonderful votes and the share too!

Daughter of Maat - I cried to as I watched this video. Makes me want to adopt them all. So glad you came by and thank you so much!


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Brilliant as always my dear friend.

Eddy.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

rajan - Thank you for finding my hub inspiring and motivating. In our fast-paced world sprinkled heavy with negativity and being lied to in the political arena (US) it is crucial that we focus on our diamond within, keep polishing and sparkle regardless of the circumstances.

We can still thrive under the worst of conditions . We can use our powerful unique abilities to overcome obstacles bring a positive outcome.

Your comments are inspiring, my friend. What a great blessing it would be to one day sit down and have a meaningful discussion with you.

Thank you for honoring my efforts with your up vote, across the board and sharing. Peace-


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

This is a brilliant , life reaffirming message, Audrey. What a wonderful read full of positivity and pride. I am glad I read this as it has lifted my spirit endlessly. Great hub- shared and voted up.


KDuBarry03 4 years ago

This is a brilliant, refreshing, and heartwarming message, Audrey! The video you shared definitely lifted my spirits for the day. Shared it on Facebook and twitter!


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remaniki 4 years ago from Chennai, India

I don't find enough words to appreciate you for this ever beautiful hub full of hope and optimism. Very inspiring. Writing this with tears in my eyes after watching the touching video. So beautiful.

Hats off to you for making this hub. How well you've explained how unique we all are! Thank you Audrey for the positive message. You are a big asset to this world. Cheers, Rema


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Unique, special....things we all are but sometimes need to be reminded of. This was an inspirational hub and the video at the end had me bawling for that beautiful little dog. You always make your point so well. Voted up, useful, and totally awesome.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Pamela..I'm so glad to see you here. I appreciate your comments. Continue to let your diamond shine! My best to you and thanks.

starstream - I love your message about polishing our own diamond. We should do that every day. It doesn't take much for our diamond to become clouded. Thank you!


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Break of Dawn 4 years ago

What an outstanding beautiful hub! I do believe, as long as we reach out to help others, we shall feel like the most unique and sparkling diamond that's out there. I'm so glad I found this hub. Your inspirational words, the beautiful images and the precious dog video brought me joy and lifted my spirits. Thank you!


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

I am glad I got a post on this and read it. It was a good read for me this morning. It has been a tough few years and I appreciated these words. I am going to bookmark and read many more times. Thanks for your words.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

Power packed and positively positive hub here, which is set out to do one thing, to bling us all back to the reality of who we truly are, which is powerful beings of light and awesomeness.

You got it VocalCoach, I been trying to help inspire folks as well in many ways, as you also may have learned by reading a bunch of my hubs as well.

We all definitely have some unique qualities to offer back to the world we live in, to the society at bay, and to ourselves, our friends, family, and the likes.

Brilliant writing style here, the info flowed smoothly and I love the page positioning of you super positive content as well, wonderful spectacular job!

Thumbs up and outbound!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

poojasd7 - I am happy to hear that you find my hub to be motivating and that you will be reading it from time to time. I hope to see you again very soon. Thank you!

acaetnna - We have been on hubpages together for over 2 yrs and I am even more impressed with your talent, loyalty and support now. Thank you sweet lady for all you give to our hub family. Just had to say this :)


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

IntegrityYes - Good health was my choice too. If we don't have our health, we can't enjoy much of anything. Thank you for being here and supporting my hub.

shiningirisheyes - Hello, my friend. I love your comments. We are all diamonds in the rough as you say. Unique, sparkling and ready to be admired by all through simple appreciation. I appreciate you. Thank you so much.


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Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

Hi vocalcoach... I think the first part of life was hard for me because I thought it so very important to please people to gain their approval. In later years I found all I had to be was myself. I have been over many hard and rough roads and reached a place where I have found myself and soe great and wonderful friends.

Loved the video... awesome story and yes tear came after watching...

Hugs from Canada


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

junko - Oh, my...I am so touched by your deeply inspiring comments. You have blessed me. I have a deep and unconditional love for my fellow brothers and sisters. If each one realized how valuable and needed they are...there might be true peace among men. Thank you so very much.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

A woinderful hub Audrey and here's to so many more to follow.

Eddy.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Dear Eddy,

I am always uplifted and on the brink of joy when I see your sweet comments. You are such a necessary friend in my life. We share something so very special. Sending you peace, love and much happiness.


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randor 4 years ago

It's never too late for this kind of advice. It all starts with your own self. I have used many of these strategies to improve and change my life and this year has been the most fulfilling yet!


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NornsMercy 4 years ago from Charlotte, NC

It's so easy to get swept up in negative thinking these days and I think the world could benefit greatly if everyone realized the things in this article. :)


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Docmo - Your comments touched me, making me pleased that I wrote this hub. I believe so strongly that we are each a unique and beautiful diamond. It is often easier to see this in others than in ourselves so we need to be reminded. Thank you my friend.

KDuBarry03 - Thank you for taking your time to read and comment on my hub. You're kind to share my hub on FB and Twitter. Glad you liked the video. Take care, friend.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Dear Rema - I have had such a lovely time reading your comments to me. I am deeply humbled by your beautiful and touching words. I don't know how to thank you. I will always remember what you have said here. May you remember every day of your life what a beautiful, unique diamond you are. I am filled with joy. Thank you, my dear friend.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

tillsontitan - It's always a treat to read your beautiful comments and know that you agree with what has been written. And about the video - when I came across that one it left such an impression upon my heart, just had to share it.

Thanks so much.

Break of Dawn - Oh, you are so right about helping others. The more we give, the brighter our diamond does shine. And isn't that precious little dog something? How anyone can neglect our animals is beyond me. Love your comments. Thank you very much.

carol7777 - I'm glad you read this and that it helps you. When we go through a tough year it's a strong test of character. I didn't know how strong I really am until I lost my son to cancer. I hope the rest of your year will bring you some peace. Thanks, carol, for your comments.


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Rebecca E. 4 years ago from Canada

As always a real treat to see something like this written. It's good to be happy, and all that but knowing you're a diamond... well makes a wonderful difference. Thanks for this hub!


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

Your message here is truly marvelous. Thank you for this needful missive. It is very good. :)


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CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

What an excellent message in this hub! The video made me cry and the music accompaniment is just perfect! Voting up, beautiful and definitely sharing this on HP for those who have missed it and on Facebook. My circle of girlfriends and my own girls should read this and see the video. Love from the sky~


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

It took many years and the grace of God for me to realize I am diamond quality. I knew I was unique (lol) but not worthy. Thanks for your wonderful way of helping people to know their worth. Bless you for your gentle heart.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

CloudExplorer - Wow! Now this is a comment I would love to print out in gold. You have a way of lifting up the writer and inspiring him with such wisdom. You contribute to the constant need of confidence. I'm so glad you decided to join hubpages when you did. You are a real asset. Thank you my friend.

Rolly - I think there was a time when most of us were raised to please others and forget about ourselves. The important thing is where we end up and you are absolutely in the right place.

The video was a reminder of how very needed each of us are, if not in one way, then another.

Thank you my friend for being here.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

randor - You have said it all by stating that "it all begins with ourself." So much of what we call success is based upon how we take responsibility for our actions.

It sounds like you are the type of person who is determined and uses perseverance. A winning combination!

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments. Appreciate it :)


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

NornsMercy - You're so right about the negativity that goes on...and on.... I appreciate your comments and thank you for being here.

Rebecca E - It's so good to see you here. I've missed you. Thanks for your comments and for taking time to read this. Take good care, my friend.

Dear James - Always a joy to see you and read your uplifting comments. Blessings to you, my friend.

CrisSp - Thank you very much for all the sharing. I'm glad you are on hubpages and that we have connected. Love your hubs. Thanks for your comments.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Hyphenbird - You, Brenda are one of the most beautiful, sparkling diamonds I have known here on hub pages. From the first comment I received from you, I recognized you as unique, caring and very talented. I am so happy to know you as my friend here in hubland. Blessings and joy to you.


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

Your positive joy, kindness and encouragement shines in this hub, Audrey, like the Diamonds you mention. I love the way you compare people to diamonds and the wonderfully encouraging words you offer. Thank you for this beautiful hub. I'm sharing it with everyone! Rated up/U/I/A/B


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Mekenzie 4 years ago from Michigan

Hi vocalcoach, I see you have published another sparkling and inspirational hub. I don't believe I ever heard the quote by Walt Disney but I really like the ring of it.

Your words painted many pictures in this hub ... "Your abilities are like diamonds. Once you recognize that what you have is an ability, the next step is to dust it off and polish it over and over again." what a beautiful picture.

I'm glad you included the damaging power of fear. Fear really does dwarf us and keeps us from becoming what we were created to be. It's easy to stick in our "comfort zone" and never take risks. I was asked to speak to a group of singles ... definitely out of my comfort zone .. but the process stretched me and I was so very blessed. I wrote about the experience on my hubpage.

You are a lovely and encouraging woman. I am always moved by what you write. I appreciate YOU!

Mekenzie


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Denise - Hello my dear friend. Well, here we both are - 2 years and growing :) If not for hubpages, we wouldn't have met. I love hubpages, and I love you. You will always be a diamond that I hold so close to my heart. Thank you Denise.

Mckenzie - Your sweet and touching comments brought tears to my eyes. What an appreciation you show for my hub. Thank you very much. This is the perfect way to end my day. I will think of you, a perfect and unique diamond, and I will smile.


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Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

What a beautiful and inspiring hub... and so, so true! I have to admit I let fear stop me from doing and being all I can be. It's usually fear of failure or rejection... and fear of the unknown. The other thing is failure.. I have a hard time bouncing back.. especially if I've failed at the same thing more than once. I should come back and read this hub everyday... and really meditate on it. Isn't it crazy that I know every word is true.. yet still find it hard to take the leap of faith? Thank you SO much for sharing this :)


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

An amazing hub and thank you so much for sharing my friend.

Your words always inspire so many!!!

Here's to so many more for us both to share on here.

Eddy.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Jamie - You mention something so profound and true - and that is, we know these positive words are true and it's like we already know all of this - we just need to be constantly reminded. There are too many distractions that keep us from being all that we can be.

I'd like to mention something about failure. It's not a bad thing - failure is a necessary step to progression. It's part of learning. No matter how hard or painful failing is, it's part of our growth. Failure is also how we perceive the outcome.

No one can reject us without our permission. And whatever thing we fear, we can face it, learn from it and even be better for it.

You, Jamie, are filled with an abundance of talent and knowledge. You are lovable and deserving of all things good - especially that which you desire the most.

Thank you for your sweet support with my hubs and sending you a hub-hug!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Eddy - Your sweet comments are so important to me. And so is your friendship. I wanted to tell you that I have seen amazing growth in your unbelievable hubs in the last 2 years.

Each one is absolutely magnificent. I get so excited when I see a new hub of yours. Take good care and enjoy each minute of every day. Hugs.


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Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

Thank you so much for all of your kind words.. hugs back to you :)


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

This is a hub that just keeps on giving it looks like. Something we all know without giving it all the thought you have brought up. This really could be such a lift to many, a very important point. Well done. Up and sharing.


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

What an uplifting hub packed with pearls of wisdom from you! We all are unique in our own way (like diamonds) and we should showcase our unique abilities by working hard in a practical and honest manner. Hats off to you for writing this wise and sensible hub. Way to go!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful, Beautiful, Awesome & Interesting. Voted up & Shared


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Jackie ~ I'm so glad you enjoy my hub. And I do hope this message helps others. We all need to realize how unique and special we are. Thank you for being here and for commenting.

ishwaryaa22 ~ Thank you for finding my hub uplifting. That is my desire. I like that you point out how we should showcase our unique abilities by working hard. Wonderful thoughts.

I appreciate your support and the generous ratings.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Ohy Audrey what a beautiufl and so true article. I loved it and vote up and share. I wish you a wonderful day my friend.

Eddy.


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lrc7815 4 years ago from Central Virginia

What a beautiful and encouraging piece of writing. Everyone needs validation at some point in their life and to see yourself as unique is a gift. Great hub!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Dear Eddy - I'm thrilled to find you here and to know you approved of my article. Thank you for your vote and for sharing this. I hope your Thanksgiving was perfect. I'm so thankful to have you for my friend. Hugs.

lrc7815 - Yes, we all need validation. Especially those of us who have been "brain washed" with abuse or negativity. Thank you for being here and for leaving your comments. Have a great day!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

You have written a beautiful, inspiational article. It's important to be reminded evey now and then how special we all are in our own right. Sharing and pushing those buttons.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

KoffeeKlatchGals - Your welcomed comments remind me of a song "Everyone is beautiful in their own way." In fact, I should have a video of this on this hub. Why thank you! See what comments can do? How powerful they can be. I'm adding it right this very moment. You're my inspiration! (A title of another song) :)


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Millionaire Tips 3 years ago from USA

Wow - this is very inspirational. We do need to keep polishing to find our diamond instead of wishing for a bigger one! Voted up.


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dilipchandra12 3 years ago from India

Great! absolutely must read article. Inspiring words and very motivating hub. Happy to read the above.


Lybrah 3 years ago

Shine bright like a diamond


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suzzycue 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Vocalcoach thank you for the encouraging words of strength. They will help me grow in 2013.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Millionaire - Thanks for being here and for your generous vote. We have everything we need -a storehouse of wealth shines within.

dilipchandra12 - You have put a smile of gratitude within my heart. Thank you!

Lybrah - Yes! Keep polishing in order to find what is inside. Thanks.

suzzycue - Thank you so much for reading my hub and for your kind comments. Stay close - your own brilliance and light leads us all!


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

Hi Phyllis

As a teacher, I was forever reminding the children all the way up through eighth grade about their specialness and uniqueness. Realizing and understanding that we each bring to the table gifts that make us that one of a kind is a way for our lives to move forward. And I love that you make the point that we should be who we really are. Trying to be what someone else expects or wants for us often will prevent our uniqueness from shining through.

Thank you for sharing this with us....sending Angels to you and to yours this evening. :) ps


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

pstraubie48 -

What a magnificent, inspiring teacher and person you are. I am honored to know you. It takes courage to be who you truly are...

Some folks never meet "the real" person - they spend a lifetime living the lie of an imposter. Through no fault of their own, they fail to discover the "unique diamond within."

It is my prayer that my article reaches those who need it the most. Thank you dear Phyllis for your comments and especially for the Angels. Hugs to you.


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Fossillady 3 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Hi Audrey, What beautiful message and put together with such care! The messages how fear can hold us back really spoke to me and I thought of how sweet you are to share this with us . . . like a gift from one soul to another. The last video with the dog made me cry. Thank you for being a diamond that shines bright! Hugs, Kathi :O)


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Fossillady - Oh Kathi, your kind and touching words have filled me with confidence. I'm so touched and really needed a lift today. You have given me a special gift and I thank you. Big hugs to you Kathi.


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Lady_E 3 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for an inpsiring and empowering read. I like the fact you encourage us to get rid of fear - Huge obstacle. The book "Feel the Fear and do it any way" by Susan Jeffers helped me a lot in that area, years ago.

In the Poll: I selected home (I take it to mean home - as a family)

Best Wishes, Elena.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Elena - Fear is in the mind. It is born in our imagination. You are so right when you label it as a huge obstacle. It truly is. I will check out the book. Thanks for participating in the poll. Your support is so welcomed. Take care.


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homesteadbound 3 years ago from Texas

What an awesome hub. Some people have to overcome major obstacles in their life - I am one of those. Out of my sisters and my parents, I feel like I am the only one to escape, and I believe that it is all in the attitude. And you model this so well.


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Marcy Goodfleisch 3 years ago from Planet Earth

These are truly inspiring thoughts - I need to come back here whenever I am feeling low, or not trusting myself. Thanks for sharing these tips and nuggets!


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

What a brilliant hub Audrey and on a subject so close to my heart.I vote up,across and share all around.

Lots of love

Eddy.


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

What a terrific hub about an important topic. This is very uplifting and affirming and will definitely be shared with others who may need to hear this today. Sometimes we need to be reminded that each of us is indeed special...endowed with unique characteristics and talents. Sometimes it takes a while to discover these things as we go through life.


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LadyFiddler 3 years ago from Somewhere in the West

We are all special in our own little way nobody is or can ever be the same even twins think differently and are unique in there own way.

Thanks for sharing


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Hi Audrey,

What an inspirational hub as to our own uniqueness!!! Yes, we should celebrate that uniqueness. Wouldn't it be such a boring world if we were all alike? I still do not care for my voice hehehe on the answering machine, especially (you know what I mean)!

Thanks for the awesome hub here as always!

Voted up ++++ and sharing

Blessings and love, Faith Reaper


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

homesteadbound ~ Thank you for being here Cindy and sharing. If overcoming obstacles is the reason for the compassionate and kind person you are...

You have given of yourself, freely to so very many people (including me.) I appreciate your very sweet acknowledgement of my attitude - which also has been tested to the limit.

I'm still using all the dividers you so beautifully provided for all of us here on HP. A time-consuming and extremely helpful thing for you to do.

Yes - you are truly a diamond in every way. I am blessed to call you "my friend." Hugs.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Cindy - You are a marvelous example of how attitude is everything! Life's most important lesson. I'm proud to call you friend and thank you Cindy.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Dear Marcy - We all need to be reminded , and often, how amazing we are. You are one of my heroes on hubpages. You didn't know that did you? Thanks for the great support you provided me recently in the Qand A forum on a question I asked about my profile low score. You have no idea how your comments lifted my fallen spirt. Thanks my friend.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Hi Eddy - Thank you for your generous votes and for sharing. I always love your comments...and you too!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Thanks, Peggy. Life continually poses obstacles before us. I know how these hurdles can intrude on the path to self-discovery and self-worth. Thank you for confirming the value of this hub. It means so much to me. My best to you dear friend.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

LadyFiddler - Thanks for sharing the thoughts about how even twins are different and unique. Wonderful!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Faith Reaper - "Celebrating our uniqueness," is a beautiful thought. I love this. About your recorded voice...the more you practice "hearing.it, ".the more you will begin to accept. it. Tell me what, specifically bothers you about your voice and I will help you...

Love the votes you have given me and the sharing. Thank you, Faith, for the blessings too and I feel the love!


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Scribenet 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

What a wonderful Hub, Audrey! Wish everyone could see how unique and valuable they are. That would be such a blessing for those lacking self-esteem. It is nice to be reminded we all have something to contribute to this world of ours! :)


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Thanks Scribenet. The entire world would be in a much better place if each one of us realized how valuable we are. I love your comments. Thank you and take care.


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Micky Dee 3 years ago

You're a positive force for good. Wish you were next door. God bless love.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Oh, my beautiful friend. You will never know how much I treasure these kind words. You have a special place within my heart. Warm hugs and bountiful blessings.


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Lady_E 3 years ago from London, UK

This is so beautiful to read and inspiring. It goes deeper than that too. You reach to the hearts of people. I will pin it on my "Mentoring Teens" Pinterest Board and print a copy for me too.

Feels like an Angel stood by you, when you wrote it.... and you probably never knew. :-)


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Lady_E ~

Thank you very much for the pin. When I wrote this (with the help of an Angel) I prayed that there would be a door opened to allow many people of all ages to read this. It's so important that we all believe how precious and beautiful we truly are.

And it's possible that you were the very Angel standing beside me as I wrote. Thank you, my diamond.


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homesteadbound 3 years ago from Texas

This hub has so many wonderful truths found in it. I truly believe that we often do not find all of our talents because we are afraid of failing. I love to discover new things that I enjoy doing and I love learning new things. This has allowed me to be exposed to many wonderful opportunities. Obviously I have failed a few times, but the successes far outweigh the failures. I hope everyone takes what you have shared to heart.


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manatita44 3 years ago from london

A very positive Hub with wonderful advice. "A sleepless self-giver, is God's victory-banner-carrier." - Sri Chinmoy. Glad you are a self-giver.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

mamatita44 - Your wisdom is honored and appreciated. Thank you for being here my friend.


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elle64 3 years ago from Scandinavia

Tahnkyou very inspirering- I sometimes forget I am speciel


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

elle64 - So nice to see you here. Always remember how special and unique you are. Keep reminding yourself by say out loud "I am a beautiful diamond...I am special and I love who I am." Hugs - Audrey


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Deborah-Diane 3 years ago from Orange County, California

This is such an interesting article. We all need to remember how unique we are and begin to appreciate our special talents and abilities. Thanks for the great reminder. Voted up!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Hi Deborah-Diane - So nice to see you hear and enjoy your remarks. Thanks for voting up!


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Anjili 3 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid

You expressed all that motivates us to move on in life. Loved it so much. You are indeed a sparkling diamond. Voted up and interesting.


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM

What a great uplifting hub. You certainly give some great advice here and how to think and stay positive. We are all unique in our own ways. Thank you for reminding us of that today.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Anjili - I'm most glad to find that you are a humanoid from planet earth! Now I can feel your beautiful and positive energy and be motivated by it. I love hearing that even I am a sparkling diamond. Thank you for reminding me :)


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

suzettenaples - Thank you for finding my hub uplifting! It's really amazing when you think about all the people on our planet and yet we are all unique and different. We must concentrate on our own diamond and not the differences. So glad you came by!


just-about 3 years ago

Thank you so much - I've just had a few difficult weeks during which my daughter was very ill. I couldn't "do" much for her and it left me feeling deflated about myself. She recovered and is getting on with her life - I wasn't. But now I shall polish my diamond and move forward.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

just-about - I'm sorry to hear that your daughter was so ill. Glad she's recovered. Unfortunately for we mothers, we don't always recover as well or as soon as the children do. It takes so much out of us.

Your diamond is shining brightly and glad you are now moving forward. Good for you! Hugs.


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Scarlett Rain 3 years ago from Bakersfield

Simply wonderful, this is a very helpful hub. I enjoyed reading this.


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carolina muscle 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Another wonderful post-- it's so important an idea! If others are to love you, you must first love yourself. It's a terrific hub !!!! :)


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passionate77 3 years ago

so beautiful and well written post, really enjoyed a lot and found it so helpful in personality improvement too. i bookmarked the page as well. thanks for sharing vocalcoach and stay blessed dear!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Scarlett Rain - I'm so glad you liked this hub and that it was helpful for you. It was such a joy to write. ~ Love, Audrey

Dear carolina muscle - You live this principle of loving yourself first and it shows in your magnificent hubs! Thanks my friend ~ Audrey

passionate77 - Thank you for enjoying this and you're so right about the effect of improving the personality. Thanks also for bookmarking. Sweet blessings to you and a big hug. ~ Audrey


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epigramman 3 years ago

Audrey I came here just 3 words on my mind - I love you!!!!!!

I am also sending you warm wishes and good energy from Little Miss Tiffy who was my mum's cat and she is now 18 and a certified diva, lol, and Mister Gabriel, my adopted cat who is all white and completely deaf.

I am hoping that you are happy, healthy and keeping busy - you are one of our bright shining diamonds here at the Hub and it was a grand day when we both met - lake erie time ontario canada 6:56pm

I will send you a nice card of flowers on your FB page so keep a look out for it ....


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Epi - You are magnificent! And to hear those treasured three words from you fills me with supreme gratitude for the day we met, three years ago right here on HP.

Please tell Little Miss Tiffy I will use her warm wishes and good energy along with Mister Gabriel, dressed in white and hears with his heart and not his ears. God bless them.

I'm healthy at last and choose to be happy and keeping busy here at HP hoping to make some money :)

Thank you dearest man for taking your precious time to pay me a visit and fill me with happiness.

I'll keep my eye out for your card and welcome this very lovely gesture.

Many hugs and endless love to you Colin ~ Audrey


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justmesuzanne 3 years ago from Texas

Lovely thoughts! Voted up, awesome, beautiful and shared! :)


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

justmesuzanne - I'm so very glad to see you here, appreciate your kindness and look forward to seeing you again soon.

The vote up and wonderful ratings and sharing are much appreciated. ~ Audrey


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skin-care-natural 3 years ago from USA, East Coast

We all have gifts and talents but sadly the world does not always appreciate them and we begin to believe the lie that we have no talent. Don't believe the lie!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Skin-care-natural ` What you say is true. Thanks for mentioning this. BTW, I love your hubs!


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brakel2 3 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Hi Audrey - I love the photos in this hub along with the wonderful message. It is so easy to find fault sand beat yourself up over them. It is a brilliant idea to think we have a diamond within us that will shine forever. That would make anyone feel good. Your comparison immediately makes us think of the positive qualities within us. I am going to tell my spouse that I am a diamond. Sometimes I tell him I am amazing to get a compliment. Seriously, we need to be diamonds, as we all have good qualities that outway negative qualities. Thanks for sharing this lovely piece. From another Audrey


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Hello brake12 (Audrey) - I read your comments carefully and 'inhaled' every line. Your husband needs to recognize you as the beautiful diamond that you are. It's good for him to recognize this in you also. I admire your positive, healthy, and clear attitude. Thank you, Audrey, for being here and I so look forward to connecting deeper with you and your beautiful attitude.

Beautiful thoughts to you ~ vocalcoach (Audrey.) :)


rcorcutt 3 years ago

This was an awesome HUB. Very interesting and thought provoking.

Thank You


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JPSO138 3 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

Very inspirational and worth pondering upon. I love the way you presented everything as well as the pictures that go along with the hub. Simply awesome!


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KatyAnnSmith 3 years ago from San Diego

This was an AMAZING post and very inspiring also. I am so glad I took the time to read this hub because it defines what I am trying to do right now which is finding myself and not trying to be what everyone wants me to be. Also I would like to thank you for commenting on my hub. It really helped me to become more confident in my writing.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

skin-care-natural ~As we come to believe in our own talents and good, it matters not what the world thinks. Thank you.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

rcorcutt ~ Thank you for the uplifting comments. So glad you liked this. Take care.

JPSO138 ~ Hello there. Thank you for your kind and uplifting comments. Makes me feel good. We are all so awesome. So pleased that you liked my presentation. Peace to you.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

KatyAnnSmith - How wonderful to see you here.

I admire you very much for wanting to be who you truly are. I'm certain it will happen. When we have the courage to be who we are, what a freeing experience it is. I'm in your corner ~ Audrey


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kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

What an amazing and inspiring hub! I will come back to this one as I want to do some meditation.

"Discover the Real, Unique You, A Diamond With Outstanding Abilities" should be taught as soon as children start school. I remember that I was going through a rough times with my parents when I was an adolescent and it's the time and the kind words of one teacher that made a difference in my life. I suppose he was able to see something shining a little bit :-)

Thank you very much for this awesome and beautiful hub!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

kidscraft - I want to thank you for your fan mail. This is how I found you. I just treated myself to your fantastic hub on "The Owl," and enjoyed it immensely.

Your kind comments have given me a "warm, fuzzy, feeling.:) " I agree with you 100% about how children should be taught this message as soon as they start school

It was, in fact, my kindergarten teacher who, through her love for me, gave me the first love that I so longed for and needed. I will never forget "Miss Butterfield."

Keep shining, my hub friend. You are a precious diamond. ~ Audrey


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brakel2 2 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Hi Audrey -I came back to read this lovely story again and to post it to Facebook and to share it. The message in this hub is so great for self esteem and so truthful. We are what we believe. The other fascination are the vibrant photos that back up the story. Just looking at the pictures makes a person feel inspired and ready to embark on a great journey of success. You are a great lady. Blessings. Audrey.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

brakel2 - Thank you so much for returning to my hub and posting it on FB and sharing it as well. Your comment " We are what we believe " is so true. We must believe that we are 'good enough'. We must believe that we are worthy of being loved.

I'm glad that you appreciate the pictures I selected. I am moved by your comments. My heart is full. Sending you a hug and keep sparkling ~ Audrey


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

Happy Birthday! And yes you are a unique person, so this is totally right for today! lol! voted up and shared, nell


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

This is the best birthday gift of all, Nell. How like you it is to remember me and celebrate with one of my own hubs. This is also my favorite hub. From one diamond to another - let's keep sparkling. Thank you ~ Audrey


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jtrader 2 years ago

Encouraging words :-)

Voted up and beautiful!


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Sandyspider 2 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

Very positive and enlightening hub.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

jtrader - I'm happy to see you here. Appreciate your vote so much.

SandySpider - Hello Sandy and thanks for being here. It's really nice to hear that you found my hub positive and enlightening. You are a terrific writer and one that I respect and admire.


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thougtforce 2 years ago from Sweden

Brilliant article and a great boost for the every reader. Isn't it sad that it will take most of us so long time to really discover our own qualities. We spend so many years trying to be someone else and constantly compare ourselves with others. Great hub as always and you really are a real diamond Vocal! I wish you a wonderful day,

Tina


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Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

What a beautiful post Audrey. Very uplifting. Thank you for sharing your gift of encouragement to others in this way. I also love the images you have chosen for this hub. Well done.


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Vellur 2 years ago from Dubai

Great hub positive, inspiring and filled with pearls of wisdom. Great write. Voted up.


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Anita lesic 2 years ago from Zagreb

well written ;)


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lisavanvorst 2 years ago from New Jersey

This was a beautiful, motivational and inspirational hub. Thank you for writing it. The pictures were beautiful. You definitely inspired me to be optimistic and stop the negativity affecting me both physically and mentally. Thank you.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

thoughtforce - You're comment about most of us living our lives to be something that we aren't instead of being who we really are is profound! Thank you so much for this. And thank you for seeing my own diamond (which I ignore way to often.) ~ Audrey


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

NadineMay - Thank you s0 much for your kind and uplifting comments about my hub. I'm very glad to hear that you like the images.

Vellur "Pearls of wisdom." I love this phrase. I'm always delighted to see you dear one. ~ Audrey

Anita lesic - Good to hear your comment. Where is Zagreb? Thank you.

lisavanvorst - Hello. I thank you so much for reading my hub and leaving me such inspiring comments. You are indeed a diamond!


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

I love this hub Audrey. It is one of the most motivational I have read. Well done voted up across the board.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Jodah - You've made my day and I thank you so very much. If we all could only see the brilliance that lives within, oh my, what we could accomplish!


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moonfairy 2 years ago

thank you for this hub....we ARE all unique with amazing abilities....we just have to "allow" it!


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schoolgirlforreal 2 years ago from USA

Oh my goodness how many comments you have! And what a wonderful and encouraging hub! Uniqueness, I love the Walt Disney quote and it's so true if we repeat that over and over, and DARE to be ourselves we Will be more unique! Voted up, useful, and awesome and will share on fb! :)


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

moonfairy - (I love your name) - Yes, you are so right. We "have to allow it." Thanks!

schoolgirlforreal - I'm delighted to see you again. You light up my hub page! Thank you for the great votes and for sharing this on FB ~ Audrey


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ChitrangadaSharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

Brilliant hub and what better way to say, 'Believe in your self'!

I found this article to be truly inspiring and motivating. Wonderful for everyone to read and get inspired! Therefore sharing it on HP! Thanks!


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Treasuresofheaven 2 years ago from Michigan

Beautiful! You are a great example of one who believes in herself! Thanks for a good article filled with inspiration that I can use everyday.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

ChitrangadaSharan - Thank you dear friend for confirming that my hub is inspiring and motivating. This was my goal in writing it. Too many people just don't believe they are like a diamond. We must all make an effort to change these toxic beliefs.

I thank you also for sharing my hub on HP. - Audrey

Treasuresofheaven - You are so welcome and I am thankful to you for your encouraging comments. Happy Days! - Audrey


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Brite-Ideas 2 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Wonderful article! The world needs more of this; there are always issues and things coming at us in life, but if we believe that we can overcome, we're at least heading in that direction. As you said so well, we are all unique and I believe as many others do that every person has something to offer.


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PurvisBobbi44 2 years ago from Florida

Hi,

This was awesome, beautiful and amazing---just like the writer. I will be back to read more hubs.

Thanks,

Bobbi Purvis


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Tamara14 2 years ago from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

I needed to read this, thank you. So motivational... I find myself amazed every now and then by the fact how majority of people (at least here where I live) don't realize how much they could accomplish. Me too, often. I teach both my daughters not to accept that but to strive constantly.


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Tashaonthetown 2 years ago from South Africa

An interesting article I thoroughly enjoyed it


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rasta1 2 years ago from Jamaica

I am starting to learn to love myself deeply on a supernatural level.


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aesta1 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Vocalcoach, you do live what you have written here. You live your unique you and it is beautiful. I am really amazed at the support you are giving people here. I want to read this over and over again. Fear still dominate me sometimes and there is no reason to allow that to stifle me but allow it I do.


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Joanna14 2 years ago from SE Kent, England

So true- something I like to remind myself of every day. I find Joyce Meyer's Daily Battlefield Of The Mind particularly helpful with this, which is why I wrote a hub review on it.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Brite-Ideas

Your comments are wonderful! Life is indeed full of endless challenges. It sometimes takes all the self-confidence and empowering thoughts just to meet these obstacles. Thank you.

PurvisBobbi44

Thank you, special lady, for your supportive comments. Take good care of yourself. Audrey

Tamara14

You're a good mother and teaching your girls empowering truths to help them through life. Thank you.

Tashaonthetown

Nice to see you here and glad to know you enjoyed my hub. Thank you.

rasta1

What is loving yourself on a supernatural level?

I'm not familiar with this. Thanks.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Joanna14

Thank you for your comments and for the information on your hub. I will be sure to check it out.


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marcoujor 2 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

"Diamond girl....YOU sure do shine...!!"

Thanks for getting me singing, smiling and learning all in one fell swoop, dear Audrey. This article sure is evergreen...because no matter 'how late a gal is to the party', there is wisdom and insight to be gained.

You remind me of my Momma telling us 'how very boring the world would be if we were all the same'...as her gentle way of teaching us to 'be ourselves'.

Beautiful, my friend...Voting UP and UABI and sharing. Love, Maria


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tillsontitan 2 years ago from New York

I read it before and now I've read it again. You are certainly our diamond shining and reminding us we can shine too!


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Audrey...This is an amazing and uplifting moment I'm sure to keep in my heart. I can't help but be taken aback to find that having superb health comes in 3rd. in your poll......None of the rest can be of much importance if we are not healthy enough to achieve and enjoy!!

There are sparkling diamonds amongst us......we all may have a chance to sparkle...Peace, Paula UP+++


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Maria,

Your mama...one very wise lady. Is it any wonder you are filled with unsurpassed wisdom yourself?

Honoring our uniqueness and our qualities is the only way we can be ourselves.

The beauty in accepting and loving ourselves leads us to doing the same with each other. You are the perfect example of this.

Love your comments Maria and I thank you for voting Up and across and for sharing.

Love,

Audrey

tillsontitan,

How wonderful to see you again Mary! One of the benefits of aging is how we can often find more time for reflection.

And speaking of benefits...I have gained enormously from you these last 6 years, both as a reader of your hubs and getting to know the glorious Mary! Thank you for all your support.

Audrey

fpherj48

Dear Paula,

Being healthy is absolutely #1 because as you say, without good health we cannot enjoy life. I experienced this a few years ago and know this to be true.

You are a natural 'sparkler.' You absolutely light up all of Hub Pages! And as far as being unique...you are the top of the heap.

Thank you, dear Paula and keep on shining!

Hugs,

Audrey


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daydreamer13 2 years ago

This is very interesting. Thank you for this. Well done!


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Thanks daydreamer13 for stopping by. I appreciate your taking time to read and comment on my hub. Have a great day! Audrey


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Samprita 24 months ago from Indore, India

Truly inspiring!!! Thanks for such a great hub!!! Most of us, at some point of life start doubting our abilities... More so because of the previous failures. But as you said, we got to believe in ourselves... If we don't believe in ourselves why would anyone else? And also liking yourself for who you are...

Thanks again and sharing it....

Samprita


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vocalcoach 24 months ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Samprita

Thank you for reading this and leaving such a nice comment. I appreciate it. I'm happy you are sharing this with others.

Take care,

Audrey


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ChitrangadaSharan 22 months ago from New Delhi, India

Came back to read this wonderful hub once again! Getting inspired and feeling positive. Thanks and sharing on HP!


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Beaddoodler 22 months ago from Lubbock TX

Very inspiring and well written. Had to share!


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mary615 22 months ago from Florida

Thanks for this! I think we all need inspiration, and this Hub certainly gives me just that!


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Team Wiseman 22 months ago

What an inspiring article you have put together here. This is definitely a great hub to read daily just to get in the positive mood required to live a happy and healthy life. Truly uplifting and refreshing.

What a great read! The comments are astounding, it took me a long time to get down here...

Thumbs UP!, Beautiful, Awesome, Useful and Interesting!! Sharing with my whole crew


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vocalcoach 22 months ago from Nashville Tn. Author

ChitrangadaSharan

How nice to see you again my friend. I'm delighted to know that my hub is inspiring. I appreciate your sharing on HP!

Beaddoodler

Thanks for being here. My goal with this hub was to inspire others. You've confirmed that I have. Your sharing is much appreciated.

mary615

I'm still reliving the story you wrote about the mouse and grandma. I just love it! Thanks for finding my hub inspiring. It's always so special to read your comments and know that you've spent time reading my hubs.

Love,

Audrey

Team Wiseman

Thank you for finding my hub uplifting and refreshing. So glad you read the comments which is something I love to do on each hub I visit.

You've given my hub such wonderful ratings along with a thumbs up. And additional thanks for sharing with your whole crew. :)

My best to you and yours.

Audrey


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Lady Guinevere 22 months ago from West Virginia

I just had to come back here and say Hi. I know that sounds weird, but I have not been able to read or post for such a long time. I miss your posts. I do read them and re-read them. I just thought that you would like to know that. If I had not done so before I am going to share this wonderful hub again. Have a Great Sunday!


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vocalcoach 22 months ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Lady Guinevere

I'm very happy to see you dear lady. So sorry you've not been able to post or read. How kind of you to let me know that you've been reading my posts. You are an outstanding support for me and I do appreciate this so much!

Thank you also for sharing this hub. You've certainly made my Sunday a great one.

My best to you -

Audrey


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Deborah-Diane 22 months ago from Orange County, California

Wonderful! This Hub could help many people discover their own talents and work to develop them. Well done!


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vocalcoach 22 months ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Deborah-Diane

It's so great to see you here! Thanks so much for reading my hub and taking time to comment. I'll be over to visit you. :)


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CatherineGiordano 22 months ago from Orlando Florida

You can never hear it to often--you are special., you are beautiful. I write some inspirational hubs myself and many of the speeches I give (in my other career as a public speaker) are about positive thinking and believing in your yourself.


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CatherineGiordano 22 months ago from Orlando Florida

You can never hear it to often--you are special., you are beautiful. I write some inspirational hubs myself and many of the speeches I give (in my other career as a public speaker) are about positive thinking and believing in your yourself.


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vocalcoach 21 months ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Hi Catherine - I appreciate your comments. Coming from a professional speaker such as yourself I'm delighted to hear from you. We all need to be reminded from time to time how special we truly are. Have a pleasant day!


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Daisy Mariposa 21 months ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Audrey,

I've returned to read and share your article another time.

Happy Birthday!


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Vellur 21 months ago from Dubai

Came back to read again, a brilliant and positively inspiring article.


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PurvisBobbi44 21 months ago from Florida

Dear Lady,

I will tell you like I told Bill Holland you need an elevator for me since you are so popular---it takes forever to get to the bottom.

Joking aside---you are so talented yourself, a mother, author, music teacher and I am sure the list goes on and on.

Your diamond shines so brightly until I had to put my sunglasses on to write these words. Honestly---you are one of the best all around people on HubPages---a friend to all.

I voted up ++++ and I am sharing this with Twitter, G+, pinning on my re-pin board and H+---Great Hub.

Bobbi Purvis


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vocalcoach 21 months ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Daisy - Thank you so much for sharing my hub on FB. A very nice birthday gift. But that is what you are about. Supporting others. Yes, you are absolutely a diamond.

Thank you Vellur for visiting my hub again. I appreciate so much your kind and beautiful words.

Audrey


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vocalcoach 21 months ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Hello dear Bobbi - My spirit has been lifted high today with a visit from the dearest lady on HP. Your kind words bring me the energy I need to take on the day.

You are truly a magnificent diamond Bobbi. Your light shines so brightly that it reaches out to everyone warming them with love and purpose.

I am blessed to have found you on HP and thank you for your constant support and friendship.

Be happy, enjoy good health, live in peace and give yourself a big hug!

Love,

Audrey


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Shyron E Shenko 21 months ago

This is very inspiring, voted up, AUBI and shared.

Blessings and Hugs


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PsychGeek 21 months ago from UK

I love the message in this Hub that is so positive and inspiring all of us to be true to ourselves and learn to love, accept and develop who we are as individuals. Great Hub!


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vocalcoach 20 months ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Shyron - Thank you for reading my hub. I love your comments and appreciate your votes and the sharing. Hugs and love to you. Audrey

Hello PsychGeek. I''m so glad you liked my hub and found it to be inspiring. We have to live with ourselves for a long time so why not love and acknowledge the beauty we each have. I feel your own beauty through your comments. Thank you!


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Kristen Howe 20 months ago from Northeast Ohio

Audrey, this was a beautiful and inspirational hub. Well said, too. God Bless You my friend! Voted up for beautiful!


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vocalcoach 20 months ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Thank you Kristin - I appreciate your lovely words. Thanks for the vote up. You've made my day. So glad to have met such an exceptional person as yourself. Take care my friend.


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Kristen Howe 20 months ago from Northeast Ohio

My pleasure Audrey. I agree with you 100%.


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sujaya venkatesh 15 months ago

highly motivating Voc


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Sandyspider 13 months ago from Wisconsin, USA

Very positive and inspiring.


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vocalcoach 11 months ago from Nashville Tn. Author

sujava - Thank you for finding my hub highly motivating I appreciate this.

Sandyspider - Thank you for your kind comments. So good to see you.


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DREAM ON 10 months ago

I have many thoughts on my mind at any one time. When I read your hub I see stars. The same stars I dream about every night. They are loving people for who they are in the inside and unfortunately today is materialistic. What amazing beauty we all hold. I love and am speechless when people care so deeply for each other nothing else matters.Your hub shares all the greatness and a unique estacy. What happier feeling than feeling loved by ourself. For all our accomplishments but even better for all our mistakes. I am a man of few words and if you could see into my mind you would see the biggest, whitest, brightest, purest cloud of white filled with delight. Showering the world with love. I think life is that simple. Then reality changes things. Why I don't know. You will continue to be my inspiration and above all a kind and generous friend. Thank you from my heart to my words.


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vocalcoach 10 months ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Dream On -

Your comments are both touching and inspiring. You have a beautiful gift of understanding others. Sometimes folks just seem to get caught up in materializm and forget that love is found only in the act of loving others. Only when we serve our fellowman do we discover our own love. We are filled with the capacity to love beyond our wildest dreams.

To love and be grateful for who we are builds our capacity to reach out and love others - good or bad. And yes, life is simple. Not easy...but learning to live with simplicity allows us the freedom to stay focused on a peaceful path.

May you continue to walk in inspiration, peace, hope, joy and love.

Your friend,

Audrey


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rdsparrowriter 9 months ago

Thank you for this encouraging message :) Keep being a blessing :)


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vocalcoach 8 months ago from Nashville Tn. Author

You have graced my hub with your presence my friend. Thanks for taking the time to be here. Blessings to you.


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Reynold Jay 7 months ago from Saginaw, Michigan

Your Hub reminds me of my own "Born to Be Rich" that encourages everyone to do their very best. In that I have read only this one HUB I don't know if you have written books. This has the makings of a book here. When I reached the VOTE, I saw that I lead a very balanced life in a heat beat. All the essentials of the things that my up my life are there, none being more important than another and each one at the top of the list. It was interesting to see how the vote was slanted and not surprising in that HUBBERS are creative individuals and will tend toward different goals than others might. When I see that HOME is at the bottom of the list, I realize how fortunate I am to live in a fine home ( in my senior years) simply because all the other aspects were important all my life. I now live a wonderful home and can enjoy the fruits of my labors. Well done and it is easy to see why you have a HIGH SCORE. I see comments from some of my favorite people and that makes me happy to see them here. Well done!! If Don reads this...Hi Don!


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vocalcoach 7 months ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Hello Reynold Jay

Great to see you here. I enjoyed your comments very much. You are kind as well as supportive. It's people like you that keep me writing here on Hub Pages. I'll be reading your "Born to Be Rich" and am excited about learning from you.

Again, thanks for your encouragement!

Audrey


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jtrader 7 months ago

Everyone has unique abilities. Unfortunately, sometimes people do go through life mistakenly feeling that they are not valuable. Sometimes society places emphasis on false things.

Inspiring hub!


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vocalcoach 7 months ago from Nashville Tn. Author

jtrader

Yes, the media is big on emphasizing perfection - perfect image, perfect house, car. Most expectations are misplaced - who could ever live up to them?

Thanks for making a trip to my area of 'hub land.'


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SandyMertens 6 months ago from Frozen Tundra

Inspirational hub. We are all diamonds. Not all of us have learned to love ourselves and what we are capable of.


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vocalcoach 6 months ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Hi Sandy

Your comments are true. Only recently I myself said "no." I got caught up in using all my energy to please others. I think loving ourselves is an on-going process. It really felt goo to set boundaries and say "no." Thanks for being here.


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MarleneB 4 months ago from Northern California, USA

Very inspirational. Your title, "You are Enough" is a message everyone should take to heart. Oh, and I love the song, "If You Believe." In fact, I sing this song as part of my vocal warm-up routine.


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vocalcoach 4 months ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Hi Marlene

I'd love to hear your voice. Is there a video available? Thank you for finding this hub inspirational. Have a joyful day!

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