A good friend of mine recently sent me a song tribute—Beautiful Flower by India Arie. It’s the perfect song for me—a person who struggles every day to be confident and expose my greatness. It speaks to the fact that we all have unique strengths that make us valuable, and that we can succeed in this life because we are “brilliant, … powerful, … [and] resilient.” This is now my theme song. I play it when I need motivation to walk in my greatness. (Needless to say, I’m playing it on repeat right now as I type.)
All week I have struggled to write my blog. I felt stuck, restrained, and frustrated because I received an email a few days ago expressing that my Happily Single design was rejected from becoming a U.S. postage stamp—in short, because it disrespects marriage. I was hurt because although I am balanced enough to see how my design could be misconstrued, “marriage bashing” is not the intention of my design.
My Happily Single design is about celebrating the blessings of singleness, not about saying that marriage “sucks.” It’s about encouraging people, who, like myself, had a marriage “fail,” see that there is life after divorce—and it can be a happy one! It’s about letting people know it’s okay to celebrate when you’re happy. Being Happily Single is about recognizing that the state of being single is just as valuable as the state of being married….
The great thing about having my design rejected is that it helped me to realize, and fine tune, the intended message of my collection. The purpose of the Happily Single Collection by MDillon Designs is to encourage singles to enjoy life—to not spend our days longing when we can be living. It gives validation to those who at this time choose not to be coupled. Being single is a great opportunity to actualize your dreams freely (that is, unless your only dream was to be married, lol). Your purpose in this life was clearly written before you fell in, or waited for, love. So live your life on purpose, happily.
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