Words are powerful things. They can be used to inspire, bless, and encourage, but they can also tear down, destroy, and kill. Even a word as Tiny as the words “NO” can have a significant effect on how we view ourselves. We can let them take us to the highest of highs or to the lowest of lows. We can embrace them, or dwell on them.
It happened again this weekend. While pushing my cart around the grocery store I ran into someone I hadn’t seen in years. Of course we exchanged pleasantries and then…. it happened…… THE question everyone likes to ask….
While I am totally sweet and adorable, I can also get a little redneck when I need to and can hold my own with the best of them. Getting myself into a good little scrap every now and then is…well fun to me. I pride myself on being quick witted and pretty good at bringing people down.
That is pretty sad that I just admitted to being good at that.
We all have something we are incredibly good a; some skill that we totally excel in…leaving others in a cloud of dust as we rocket on by.
Some of you can crunch some serious numbers in your head. Some of you can give Julia Child a run for her money in the kitchen. Some of you can sing beautiful melodies that make birds and other wildlife suddenly appear at your feet. And some of you can look at some string, milk jugs, leaves, and PVC piping and create a gorgeous table centerpiece.Continue reading →
“Today you are you…that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” Dr. Seuss
How wonderful are those words? I know I have quoted him in a hundred Blog post, but Dr. Seuss is my go to guy when I need a little realistic boost. Maybe it is because my brain is simple, or perhaps he is just really, really wise.
Do you ever just find it hard to be yourself? Each and every day we are constantly reminded by the world that we aren’t smart enough, pretty enough, thin enough, rich enough, or even loved enough. We are told to act, dress, and think a certain way to meet others standards. Continue reading →