I am happy to report...we are finally getting better!
Thanks for your sweet words, remedies and thoughts...some
of them nearly brought me to tears...your kindness astounds me daily...
I am blessed to know and share with you ♥
The bird ( who has had the hardest go at this little bug) was actually up-and-at-it a bit more, he wanted to dance ( which is really like a daily thing around here...though not since last week)...and he was very adamant about playing his favorite game....peek-a-boo....
at this game....he is a champ!
I kind of always cheat...
I mean... am I really alone here?
It's so easy to take a little peek...in between,well, peeks.
...and then, it kind of hit me... yes, I kind of do this
in my own daily life...
I cheat...well sort of...
I mean, I hide imperfections about myself all the time
because I am embarrassed or ashamed...
I don't feel adequate or up to par...
I may not be as successful or
hey, I'm just a stay-at-home-mom
...I don't really make a difference.
Every now and again, I peek from behind those insecurities
to see if anyone else can see them, to make sure they are as neatly
tucked away as I think they are...
and maybe, just maybe they will be...
maybe they are.
But they shouldn't be.
Let's be real
I need to be.
I am human, I am imperfect...I will always be
no matter the day, circumstance or job title
and that is OK.
Hiding behind that creates the biggest dark cloud over your spirit
and after awhile...that cloud will break
and it will all come pouring out.
Wanna stop playing peek-a-boo with your imperfections?
The expectations we can set for ourselves can be so
unattainably high that even the best person couldn't reach them, yet we
punish ourselves to be this image we have created...the world has created.
We can try to be good people, do good things, work hard and be good parents....
yes, do that.
Just know that there are bumps, will always be imperfections...
and we could probably climb more mountains.
It is easier to see the world and yourself without a mask
it is easier to carry your troubles with help, embracing them
than trying to hide the luggage you are carrying on your shoulders.
I know this isn't something everyone likes to talk about...I certainly don't...but I felt this has been on my heart a lot lately...and I can only assume so many others feel this way too. We were not created to walk on this earth alone. I hope opening up a little about my insecurities, may just help even one other person do the same...