I felt strongly spurred to do this so I am going to engage in an exercise here before all of you that will be uncomfortable for me. And I am asking you to do the same for yourself however you’d like. I’m realizing more as I grow older it’s important to recognize & be thankful for what God has made. Rather than counteracting it by always meditating on what we may despise.
A few things I actually like about me:
I have a big heart & am moved to tears easily.
I love the misfits & the overlooked.
And when I do love, I love deeply.
I’m a good friend.
I have a sarcastic sense of humor.
I have my own style. 😎
I have self-respect.
I have self-worth.
I’m a lady. (with a little grit mixed in)
I enjoy doing my hair & makeup.
I enjoy all kinds of music.
I’m an encourager.
I’m a good cook.
I know how to make a house a home.
I can write pretty well. (our Dad passed his gift on to us kids so I did have help) 😊
I love to make other people feel loved.
I love to see other people happy.
I’m not jealous of other people’s success.
I’m optimistic – a glass half-full kind of girl. 👍
And I love Jesus unabashedly.
Truth is when I was tapping this out I went back a couple of times to erase this or that. But didn’t. And for almost every positive thing I wrote I had to fight off a negative. And honey, they were in full swing – let me tell you.
Why are we so incredibly hard on ourselves? There are unique & beautiful somethings in every single one of us. And no-one is like you & no-one is like me & never, ever will they be.
Comparison is a joy-robber & a black & bottomless pit. If you are buried down in it scratch your way up & out today & make your own list. Reach deep if you must & squirm if you have to. But please, please try until you can.
You. Are. Such. A. Gift. Lord please help every soul reading this to believe that. Amen.
Much love y’all & much less self-deprecation – I’m your queen after all- so I get it. But let’s commit to stopping it..