I had a fantastic chat with my sister Roxy this week. It seems no matter how long we may go without chatting as life gets busy, our lives often run in parallel.
We were talking about what it is we continue to tell ourselves in our daily lives. That lie that we in turn go out of our way to prove wrong. For me, it’s that I’m weak. I have a hard time showing vulnerability (although it may not seem that way since I put a lot of personal struggles on this blog). I don’t want to ask for help. In fact, I’ll short-change myself and my kids in the not-asking-for-help process.
I create these posts of random thoughts, and at the moment I hit the “Publish” button on this blog, I go through a day of wanting to take it down and have hives (pretend hives they may be) at the thought of putting it out there…
to be read…
to be judged…
to be taken the wrong way…
So what if it is taken the wrong way? So what if there are those out there that will mock and judge my point of view? It really doesn’t matter. There will always be those people in all of our lives that can’t accept us for who we truly are. That’s OK! It doesn’t change the fact that we are who we are. It’s important to surround yourself with a support system of people who DO value and accept you…exactly who you are, but that will continue to support and encourage growth in your life. Life is far too short to live in a cloud of negativity.
What is your lie?
What lie do you go out of your way to prove wrong?
Do you think this hurts you?
In what way?
Whatever that lie may be, it’s important to challenge it, and push yourself out of your comfort zone to deal with it. For me, posting on this blog is part of that process.
Some thoughts for your Thursday!
It’s taken me many years to truly accept who I am as a person. Through this self-acceptance, it’s opened a door to accepting others for who they are. We are all perfectly imperfect. It’s refreshing.
Here I go once again, hitting the publish button.