Never underestimate what you have to offer, even if it’s just a smile.
Sometimes I forget the power of a smile from a stranger, a hello in passing... it seems so small but can mean more than you may know. We go about our lives rushed form one thing to the next so often consumed in our own lives that sometimes we need to be pulled out of our own way. Today while getting gas on my way into work my head was swirling with the to do list, I was starting to stress myself out, and beginning to open myself up to unnecessary anxiety when the man on the other side of the pump just smiled and said “morning, hope you have a great day.” And just like that, I was pulled out of the way from being hit by my own oncoming bus of made up stress and anxiety. Doubt the guy even knew, but just by smiling and saying hello he pulled my attention away... away from the chaos I was self creating.... which is pretty damn cool. He got me out of my own head long enough to just miss a beat and loose my place in my crappy habit of self created stress so by the time I said you too back to him my brain had moved onto other things...like getting coffee (but actually). Don’t ever underestimate the power you have to influence someone else’s day, even with just a smile.
You have the power, the authority over your situations. You are an overcomer, you have won the battle. Fear not. The Lord is my light and my salvation-- Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the refuge and fortress of my life-- Whom shall I dread? When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh, My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell. Though an army encamp against me, My heart will not fear; Though war arise against me, Even in this I am confident. One thing I have asked of the Lord , and that I will seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, To gaze upon the beauty [the delightful loveliness and majestic grandeur] of the Lord And to meditate in His temple.
PSALM 27:1-4 Be blessed. #youhavepower#authoritu#fearnot#heismylight
Today's word is RESILIENCE !!! 💪🏼☀️
"Resilience is knowing that you are the only one that has the power and the responsibility to pick yourself up." - Mary Holloway
There are so many times I've wanted to give up. So many times I felt my life would never change. I would never change. So many times I found myself recreating the same patterns of destructive and sabotage for myself. I still find myself fighting against those dark demons inside trying to pull me down. But I know that one quality I can choose to have is resilience. Resilience to not give in to what is trying to defeat me. To not give in to negative thoughts. To not allow my lack of self worth keep dictating my decisions. I can CHOOSE to be resilient. It's not always easy; actually most of the time it's hard, BUT it's so worth it. Because at the end of the day, I can have my friends, family, therapists, team of practitioners all fighting for me but if I'm not fighting for myself I will never succeed in healing or changing myself.
Each and every one of us has the power to choose, so even if you don't think you deserve it, be resilient in choosing yourself.
One day you'll see that you've been worth it all along 🙏🏼
To all you women (and men) struggling to find your resilience & self worth; keep fighting! I'm fighting with you, and I'm fighting for you 💗💗