You are special… and unique… and beautiful… and yet, you are nothing more than what was created millions of years ago. You are simply a beautiful recreation of matter put together in a new exciting way. Everything in you and everything here on this earth has been here since the beginning when a star exploded and a “big bang” set our universe in motion. “Our Sun is a second- or third-generation star. All of the rocky and metallic material we stand on, the iron in our blood, the calcium in our teeth, the carbon in our genes were produced billions of years ago in the interior of a red giant star. We are made of star-stuff.” -Carl Sagan Take a moment in your day to remind yourself of this beautiful principle. When you’re frustrated in traffic, when you’re disagreeing with your children, or when you’re worried about paying a bill…remember that you are made of star stuff. That’s right. You are a shining, glimmering, beacon of hope… a symbol to be wished upon. You are an inspiration. Also take a moment to ground yourself in the fact that every single one of us is this exact same thing… every human, every animal, everything. We are all composed of the same material and we all have equally the same amount of shine to send out. When you meet with someone who can share in this shine, you can together cast a beam through a universe you create by exploding your heart. That is when new matter is created. Create your inner outer space. Create a constellation of best friends or new experiences. Create your own little universe here on earth. “Everything you'll ever need to know is within you; the secrets of the universe are imprinted on the cells of your body.” -Dan Millman You are made of star stuff.