Thank you for hanging out with me! From day to day you never know what life will throw at you. And it will often be this way in my blog as well :) But lest RUN WILD and LIVE FREE in this amazing adventure together!
A journey of love. A journey to learn more about loving ourselves and in turn loving others. Often we are so busy that we disconnect. Both from ourselves and from others. We fill our days with so many "to dos" we don't take the time so sit, breath, and take it all in. This life....it is amazing. Even in the hard times. It is amazing. We are amazing beings and God knew exactly what he was doing when he created us. I often sit in wonder at the enormity of His ability. And to think that I am made in His image. That when God looks in the mirror he sees me and when I look in the mirror I see him.....that is the best way my brain can describe it. How utterly amazing is that? Yet we often don't love ourselves right where we are at. Along those same lines. The vision and purpose God has made for me is mine and only mine. Yes there are others who will be part of making the vision and purpose happen. But each of us were created with our own unique purpose. We need to OWN this. We need to realize that we do not have to live up to anyone else's expectation of who we should be. As their expectation is NOT who we are. That their expectation is based on their purpose and vision and ours is different.
To truly love and love deeply we need to start with self love. Self love is loving ourselves in this exact moment. Loving what we look like. loving our circumstances, loving even our bank account no matter how small or large that is. Realizing that our failures in the past is what makes us unique. That our past failures have shaped who we are and have brought us to today. And that our future failures will do the same. Accept them and love how unique you are. Realize that every day.....every single day.....we wake up ENOUGH. There is nothing to prove and what others think of us does not matter. I AM ENOUGH! Say that with me.... I AM ENOUGH! Let's tell ourselves that every single morning.
There are three different kinds of relationships we will have in our lives. There are Lifetime relationships. These are people that we will bury one another. That we are together and there for life. Then there are life giving relationships. These are ones that last form 1 day to 2 years. They give you life. They are people who remind you that you are still "in the game". They are full of energy and passion and bring you back to life. But these relationships do not last as they are so energetic that if we continued on forever with them we would burn out. Then there are purposeful relationships. These are full of a purpose. These people were brought into our lives to fulfill a need or purpose. Once that purpose has been fulfilled the relationship at times becomes turbulent. And the relationship is forever changed. This does not mean the relationship needs to end. But it may now have a different look, feel and even a possible different purpose. We need to understand these relationships so we understand that when a relationship ends. It does not mean we have to love ourselves less. Or blame ourselves or get down on ourselves. It is just that each person we have a relationship with serves a greater and larger picture in our lives. And often times we need to forgive and let go of the past relationships and realize they were there for a specific reason and that reason is now fulfilled. So continue to remember that we are ENOUGH and that our past relationships do not define us.
And once we learn to love ourselves and that we are ENOUGH (do you see a theme here? ) then our cup that is full of love starts to overflow. When that cup overflows we can then give our love to others. We need our cup to overflow so that when we give our love to others it doesn't take away from our self love and doesn't drain us. One of the biggest ways we daily can and do give love to others is by showing people our lives. Showing them our struggles but yet showing how much in love with ourselves and our lives we are. Because when we love ourselves and love exactly where we are at then others will see this and they will say "hey if they can do it.....so can I". Loving ourselves and our lives exactly where we are and showing others we know we are ENOUGH will give them the inspiration to start loving themselves and realizing they are ENOUGH and they can do whatever they put their minds to. That their dreams matter. That their purpose and vision is uniquely their own.
Do you believe you are enough? Do you love yourself for who you are? Do you believe your vision and purpose is unique to you? If not.... I highly encourage you to take time daily for yourself. Read, journal and pray. Start falling in love with yourself so you can have a cup that overflows to others. Our love is not just our own, but it is meant to be given away.