Becoming a white crayon! 

She was too quiet, or she was too loud. She took things seriously, or not seriously at all. She was too sensitive,  or too cold-hearted. She hated with every fiber of her being, or loved with every piece of her heart. There was no in-between for her. It was either all or nothing. She wanted everything but settled for nothing.


She tried to be happy. Time and time again she would force a smile, and try and make the most out of her shit situation. But, I think , there comes a time in your life where all this effort drains you – you can’t be happy anymore; you can’t even try to be and so, she shut herself away. She became isolated . She wouldn’t speak, unless spoken to. She wouldn’t fake a smile anymore- even that became too much hassle and effort. She wasn’t herself , yet nobody noticed. Nobody notices anything. And that’s why, it was so easy for her to slip away and before long, she lost herself.

Or maybe she’s just over thinking. 

Once everyone was asked be any color crayon. Everyone thought about it for a moment and came up with all 

the popular answers have always been colors such as red, orange , yellow and greeen,  because they are different, vibrant and noticeable. 

Not once, though, have she ever heard the answer “white”. Of all the colors the white crayon is the one that gets the least use. 

After all, what good is a white crayon against a white piece of paper? 

Even though it gets little or no use, the white crayon still looks used up because it’s always the one that gets pushed around into the corner of the box, just to make room for the bright vibrant colors that get continuous use and are always being pulled out and put back.

 Though the white crayon never did anything to deserve this sort of behaviour!  It’s just waiting for its chance to shine out-that day when all of the other colors will fade away against the dark sheet of paper beneath them. Even the most wonderful colors will be of no use and only a foundation of white will allow them to shine. 

White can be seen only when you let it to.

Think of all the white crayons in your life. These are those people who are there for you when you need them, and when you don’t—the people who would do anything at any time for anyone and never ask for anything in return. They are the people who lead you to your successes and stand back with a smile on their face while you prosper. 


Every colour needs to be seen ♡

What she needs is a dark sheet to serve as her foundation because she wants to be allowed to be seen, otherwise she’ll simply fade away. 

Maybe you are too a white crayon, a person who receives little recognition, but works hard behind the scenes to keep the gears running smoothly. You don’t expect to be thanked but when you are, it makes all the difference in the world. 

We all have white crayons in our lives and we all serve as white crayons to other people from time to time. For some, life is about supporting others and never taking any glory, reward, or recognition. If we all know how great it feels to be thanked, why don’t we do’ it more? 

Take a few moments and write a list of all of the white crayons in your life.

 Then, find a creative way to say thank you. Send them a handmade card, treat them to lunch or simply surprise them with a hug and sincere, look ‘em in the eye ‘thank you’. Then, do what you can to serve as a white crayon in the lives of others. Find a way to remind yourself to serve. I have my white crayons mounted just above my bed, on my wall. I see them every morning and it is a constant reminder of the people I want to be.  

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