Jan. 17, 2021

Ordinary People, Doing Ordinary Things... (Connie J...)

Many movies portray those "Pie in the Sky", huge, EPIPHANOUS moments, that make everyone around say, "Wow!!! That's amazing!!!", etc. 

But, in real-life, how often do we get those??! I've had a few; but they're far and few between. You??! 

Having always been a noticer, fascinated by those little things; someone once said to me, "When you say you say things like, 'I can't believe this person is in my life", etc; how do you think that makes (insert name here) feel?" 

That had an impact on me. It was after I read, in "The Gifts of Imperfection" (by Brene' Brown), about a similar story, that it hit me. Since that moment, in the early 80s, I had been making myself even "smaller" than I felt, before. WHAT??! Shall we say my self-esteem had NEVER been my strong-suit??! 

Now, I realize, there is NO need for me to be all "grandiose" about every little thing I feel; but I should NEVER let anything anyone else says to me make me feel "smaller". 

My natural motivation IS encouragement, support, etc; but it isn't always "pretty". There are hard, honest conversations that need to happen, periodically; and when they can't, the relationship suffers. I have had this happen many times - letting myself feel smaller, yet again.

But, that's for another post. I will leave you with this - never stop noticing...honestly share what you see, when you can. Never stop being the amazing you, that you are... 

Have a good day, and be safe... #ENDtheSILENCEofVIOLENCE www.ozerministriesinc.com #EtSoV #walkinTHEIRshoes 

*October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Please share this, no matter what month it is, to help get the word out. The Victim has to make the choice - but, "What If..." they read something you sent them, that makes the difference? #walkinTHEIRshoes

*I will be sharing a "What If..." post on the first Monday, of every month. I would love to share YOUR "what ifs". Please send your "What If..." ideas to Connie J... - beamererin@yahoo.com; or through Ozer, at the website or email, ozerministries@att.net.