Love Yourself For Who You Are Not What You Wish You Could Be.

3 Dec

Learning to love ourselves for who we are is never easy. We see someone we admire and wish we were like them in some way or other. I’ve actually struggled with this problem my entire life. There are tons of things I wish I could change about myself, things I wish I could do or do better.
Many people’s thoughts run along this track. “If I was only better looking/could do this or that, maybe they would like me more and I would certainly be happier with myself.”
Truth is, if you have to change yourself to make others happy or to find love, they aren’t worth it. I’ve done the former too many times and it’s never worked out.
“You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.”

Learn to love your flaws as well as your perfections as they are a few of the things that define you. Living your life trying to be a carbon copy will never compare to the special person you already are.

Remember, people/friends come and they go, you will have to live with you for the rest of your life. If you’re going to change something about yourself make sure that you will be happy with it afterwards, not just because you felt it would make a certain someone/s happy at the time.

Change the things about yourself that aren’t helping you, and live each day endeavoring to make yourself better.
If your outer flaws bother you, forget them! You don’t have to be breathtakingly handsome or model gorgeous before you can love yourself. After all, true beauty lies within.
I’ve met many good looking people who are pure ugly on the inside.

Love yourself for who you are. Because you’re worth it!


Fair-Weather Or Forever?

3 Mar

Fair-weather or Forever

I’ve come to the conclusion that there are two kinds of friends; I’ve categorized them as the fair-weather and the forever.
I’ll give you my definition of the two.
A Forever friend will stand by you no matter what the circumstances are; cry with you when you’re hurting and rejoice when you are glad, they’ll stick by you through thick and thin and be there for you in the good times and the bad until the end.
They’ll encourage you when you’re downcast and dissuade you from doing anything that could be potentially harmful to you.
Fair-weather friends will always be there for you in the good times, wish you good luck through the bad times and need you when they are going through something in their lives. Pretty much they never remember you until they want something from you or want something that only you can do or are the only one left to do.
My mother always taught me in everything to give your best and go the extra mile even if it’s not necessary; it’s all or nothing. I think when you are someone’s friend you should give the very best you have to offer.
True friendship will stand the tests of time and the trials of life; it is like a treasure that we should guard as you would a precious heirloom and is something that I don’t believe should be taken lightly. We should never fail to recognize our Forever friend or friends, and cherish the relationship God blessed us with.
However I have to say that even if you could never find such a friend or even if you have no friends at all, remember God will be your Forever friend. He’ll stay with you no matter what and love you through it all. When He said He’ll never leave you or forsake you He meant it. There is nothing you can do that will separate you from God’s love or His friendship.

Seeing The Potential In You

19 Feb

Seeing The Potential In You

Can you imagine how much we would miss if we only looked at the surface of things?

Take for instance a ball of yarn. To most people that’s all it is. But to a knitter it’s a scarf, a blanket, a new sweater etc.

Or how about a piece of wood? While we wouldn’t think of giving it a second glance a carpenter will come along and turn it into a beautiful table or even a bench.

To people like this the possibilities are endless!

When you look in the mirror what do you see?

When God looks at you he sees something great. We as mere humans tend to look at the surface of ourselves. We find fault with ourselves in so many different areas that we actually forget to look past those flaws to the potential waiting inside every one of us.

I like to use diamonds as an example. Before they get to be the beautiful stone we all see they really start out as nothing more than an ugly piece of rock. But someone will take it and polish and buff it and before you know it it’s a ring around someone’s finger or a necklace around their neck.

God looks past your surface to the diamond you are. He wants you to be everything He created you to be. He sees the potential in you, your value, and your worth that we fail to see in ourselves.

Next time you look in the mirror look at yourself the way I know God looks at you. Don’t see yourself as just a ball of yarn, a piece of wood or an unpolished diamond!

See your potential!

Hello World

19 Feb

Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog! 🙂 I’m new at this so hopefully it’ll all come out right and you will enjoy! I would dearly love to hear from all my readers. Feel free to give me your honest opinion and if you like it please let me know what you would like to see me write about next! I’m always open to new ideas and aim to please all my readers! This is probably a much different blog than what most people write but I meet so many people in my life that need encouragement that I felt I ought to write something encouraging. Hopefully I managed to do that. So here it is!