Happy Tuesday all!
First off, I owe you all an apology. I have had a busy last few weeks with work and balancing out my personal life. Whenever I wanted to blog, it would seem like something would interfere with it and the blog would get put off. I am truly working hard to make this blog a priority because I truly enjoy it. Thanks again for being patient with me!
Anyway, this topic I have been thinking about for weeks now--just haven't had the right amount of time to blog it until now. It's ironic because this topic I am going to discuss my pastor made part of his message this past Sunday.
I have been doing a lot of reflecting lately. I have also been taking a close look into my mirrors around the house lately--particularly at myself. When I look at myself, questions arise such as "who do I see? Do I reflect the type of woman I want others to see me as? Do I feel confident?"
As I stare at my reflection, I kind of get mesomerized. It's funny how one can drift off into deep thought by really focusing on what you truly see--yourself.
With my reflection, I noticed how some things have changed and how some stay the same. For example, outwardly, I pretty much look the same as I did as a kid--just with kinkyer hair and a face that needs some moisturerizer. Other than that, not a lot of outward changes--and I thank God for that! ^_^ however, staring at my reflection, I see how I have changed.
It's funny how the stuff I did last year, last month, even last week--I don't do anymore. The things I did possibly in my high school/college days don't fully describe the woman I am today. however, because of those things, I'm a better woman. Trust me , I have my own kinks to work out but that's what makes me, me. I truly appreciate how fearfully and wonderfully made I am.
If you ask me who I want to be better than, I want to be better than myself yesterday. I should not have to be in competition with anyone else. I can admire whoever I chose but it makes no sense to try to copy their traits and charcateristics especially if I myself are not endowed with the gifts they are. What since does that make to be a copy of something than an original?
At 25, I know there is still learning to do but I am so thrilled for the things I've learned and experienced so far. I'm excited about my future because I know the best is yet to come. As I look into the mirror, as long as I am running my own race and connected to the right people and things, I am going to win in the end!
I would love to hear from you all! What do you see whenever you look into the mirror? Are you in competition with yourself or with someone else? What things are you working on to improve yourself? Remember, you are the only thing you can truly control.
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Oh! And the three things I am thankful for/went well for today:
1. I got to understand a characteristic of God.
2. I had a decent night at work.
3. Happy conversations ^_^
I love you all and there is nothing you can do about it!