You have a sparkle for a reason, and this sparkle is your spark, your spirit. This spark is unique to you and is located in your high heart. It is the joy that you bring when you show up for yourself or others. It's your soul signature. This makes you, you.
When you are in this essence of yourself, you feel wonderful, and when you're offered a piece of your essence to others, it's natural. It's when others silently reject what you are offering that makes you feel like they're dulling your sparkle. No one likes to feel rejected, especially when it's what you're bringing to the world as a gift you’re offering to them.
Although we all know not to take things personally, we still do. When I feel rejected in offering my joy, I bring it to myself on a good day. On a sensitive day, I might feel sorry for myself just for a minute. Then I reset and move on. I then reflect on all the good I feel I have brought to the world through my service work, and that holds me over and resets me. It's important to know that when you're rejected, it's not really about you even though you may want to take ownership of it.
I always try to remember that no one knows what path someone has journeyed on. We don't know what they have gone through or what they are still going through. When someone zooms by me tooting, I try to remember this. Ever notice that sometimes when you’re just happy, you bring someone down or get them angry? Hmmm. Wonder why? Not our journey.
So, the next time someone tries to burst your bubble, don't let them dull your sparkle! There will always be someone right behind them that will appreciate what you have to offer.