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Savor

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Lately, I’ve been reading this daily devotional called #Savor by Shauna Niequist . As someone who’s spent many years hiding her self contempt under being funny and flashing her pageant smile, it’s been a real salve to my soul. I know many of you know exactly what I’m talking about though we may hide in different ways, so today I want to encourage you to stop hiding and take a risk. It’s scary, but when you allow yourself to get honest in your struggle, you realize that the truth is so much more powerful than the lies swirling around in your mind. Did you read that? They. Are. Lies.
Freedom comes where there is light, and only in the light. So take that first step, and shine the light on the darkness. You’ll be glad you did. I promise.

 

fivegoodthings

  1. Friday’s
  2. Slow Saturday’s
  3. Pool Sunday’s
  4. Clean sheets
  5. Blue cheese
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Pride Or Pity

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Ok. Can we just talk about this for a minute?? Anyone who knows me, knows I’ve been banging on this drum for a long time! This is one of the biggest traps we can fall into!

The other day I was getting ready at the gym and a very fit women walked into the locker room and gave me the stink-eye. Now at that moment I could have given it right back, or said something rude or completely fallen apart (and I wanted to do ALL of them…just being honest) but instead I was reminded that comparison brings pride or pity. That’s it. You’re either feeling really good about yourself or really bad. Those are your only 2 options.

There will always be those who give you the stink-eye, heck sometimes you might even be the giver. Just remember, everybody has a story and people often project their hurt and insecurities on those who they deem weaker or less valuable. This is the time to respond with kindness and compassion. To close the gap not make it bigger.

Now get out there and love people well! We all need it!

fivegoodthings

  1. a clean kitchen
  2. dropping a size (when you’re trying to)
  3. flowers for no reason
  4. pool days
  5. claritin (can I get an AMEN!?) 
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Savor

Lately, I’ve been reading this daily devotional called “Savor” by Shauna Niequist. As someone who’s spent many years hiding her self contempt under being funny and flashing her pageant smile, it’s been a real salve to my soul. I know many of you know exactly what I’m talking about though we may hide in different ways, so today I want to encourage you to stop hiding and take a risk. It’s scary, but when you allow yourself to get honest in your struggle, you realize that the truth is so much more powerful than the lies swirling around in your mind. Did you read that? They. Are. Lies. 

Freedom comes where is light, and only in the light. So take that first step, and shine the light on the darkness. You’ll be glad you did. I promise.14141731_10157349023160717_7951401987441123616_n

 

fivegoodthings

  1. Fuji apples
  2. Ice
  3. Dryer sheets
  4. Buff Bake (choc. chip changed my life)
  5. Clean socks