We all think we fall short, but what are we measuring ourselves against? Is it reality or what society views as reality?
We are different from one another, so enjoy those differences, don’t knock yourself down for them. Use your gifts and strengths to help and support those who have different gifts and strengths.
We’re in this life together, my friends, let’s live it together!
Is today going to be a good day or a bad one? It starts with a choice.
It sounds simple, but it’s true. Starting out the day with a positive choice can make all the difference.
Even if something not so awesome happens today, if you’ve made a choice that today is going to be a great day, not much that happens can steal that away. Our frame of mind will be positive.
So, is today going to be a good day or a bad one?
You are alive and here for a reason. Sometimes you don’t feel like it. You may actually feel like a complete waste of space and totally inept.
But you’re not.
You may be floundering right now, trying to find your purpose, and that’s ok. It’s part of the process. Because if you think about it, if we’re handed everything on a silver platter, where’s the growth in that?
I beg you to hold on tight through the insecurities, through the tidal waves of doubt. You’ll find your way, my friend. And when you do, always remember what you went through. It’ll be a great testimony others will need to hear.
I’m proud of my scars. Even the stupid ones I’ve gotten over the years.
They don’t define me, but they’ve played a part in developing me. Ask anyone who’s talked to me about some of mine, I’m honest about them. And, I’m happy to tell my story about them.
Because like TobyMac says in his song Scars we all have them:
It doesn’t matter who you are
This world gon’ leave some battle scars
This world is a tough place. It can shred you up sometimes. The scars might not be visible on your skin, but they are there. Every single person has them.
That’s a fact.
Remember that next time you feel like you’re the only person in the world dealing with something. You are not alone. It may feel like it, but that’s the shame talking. That’s the fear talking. Don’t be deceived.
You are NOT alone.
Say it out loud with me. I am not alone.
If you need to, put sticky notes up all over the place so you remember that.
Battle scars are a part of life. They don’t define you, but they help develop you. So go with it. Be proud of the scars.