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...
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