A Better Self

Not All That Glitters Is Gold

We recognize it from songs and literature, that familiar phrase. Everyone from Shakespeare to Smash Mouth have played homage to this saying. In fact, origins trace back to the 12th century, and possibly back to Aesop. The interpretations may vary, but the gist is the same. 

Not everything that looks precious or true turns out to be so. 

It can apply to many areas. People. Places. Things. All that may promise to be more than they really are. 

At some point, I’m sure everyone has envied obtaining a certain lifestyle, a fancy item, or to surround themselves with a particular person(s) because they had a certain idea of what it would be like. A whole the grass is greener on the other side kind of idea. Only, when they acquired it, it wasn’t exactly what they anticipated. It didn’t live up to their expectations. It didn’t quite glitter like gold

It is important to make sure we gain adequate knowledge and understanding of whatever it may be that we seek out. Make sure that you are surrounding yourself with true treasure not fools gold. Surround yourself with happiness, love, truth, wellness. Take part in things that don’t just appear good, but are good and feel right. Seek out people who build your spirit up, not break it down. 

“And she sought to find what allowed her spirit to shine. 

A true treasure, not just gold. 

Rather, an adventure that set her soul on fire.”-Shawna

Copyright © 2017 Shawna: Whole, Hearty, Happy – All rights reserved

4 thoughts on “Not All That Glitters Is Gold

    1. Me too! I’m glad you enjoyed my post and thank you for reading. I also agree that surrounding yourself with positive and well-rounded individuals is important. If you envelope yourself with negativity, it is sure to take over your life and well-being also. If you surround yourself with positivity and kindness, it will do the same.

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