“Welcome to Coffee for Your Heart! The concept is simple: You’re an encourager so I’m asking you to pour out a little love with your words every Wednesday.”
Each week Holly gives a writing prompt that will help to encourage others and ourselves. Then link up to the blog post! That simple!!
Holly Gerth @ http://holleygerth.com/
Be who you are:
I have always struggled with who I am. This kind of erratic person that used to hate everyone and everything. I thought I wasn’t loved and would do anything to feel that love. The few times I was told that someone was proud of me I would look around and wonder why. I would even ask them for an explanation. I didn’t see anything to be proud of so why should they be proud. I hid inside myself and tried to be someone I wasn’t for love.
I hated that younger version of myself for a long time.
Then it hit me. The reason I was so unhappy was because I wasn’t who I am! I was always pretending to be the version that was loved or acceptable instead of just being me!
So, lately I’ve been thinking about my wonderful nieces and nephews and it pains me to realize that they may not like themselves somewhere in their future. And I feel this overwhelming need to make sure that they know they are wonderful and loved and not only that but that it is…
OK TO BE WHO YOU ARE!
To be creative, or eclectic, or a bit crazy, or outgoing, or the opposite of all of the above. The only thing that matters is loving yourself and knowing that you are being honest with yourself. And it’s hard in this day and age when girls see models that are size zeros. It’s hard when we have so much pressure to BE perfect and to act perfect. There is just so much pressure out there and that is not even counting the school pressure that they will get from their friends.
I’ve made it my job to be their paladin, for them to always know that they have an aunt that loves them dearly because of who they are. The them that is them is what makes them so special!
And don’t forget this about yourself as I still do from time to time. When someone judges you remember that you are the only you! Do not change for anyone!