Birthday celebrations continue. Several times a day B looks at me, as if it has just occurred to her, “Happy Bir-day Mummy! I luv YOU!”
It never gets old. Apparently, Glen doesn’t feel his McCain Deep ‘n Delicious chocolate cake quite made the grade, so rumor has it the girls will be making me a cake this weekend. I’m hoping to milk this thing right into December.
The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.
Randomly Generated Compliments
Feeling down? Depressed? Wondering if anyone cares about all your hard work? emergencycompliment.com offers a steady supply of Emergency Compliments to be used at times of great insecurity.
It told me: “Rumor is Disney is basing its next cartoon on you.” and I clicked the I-still-feel-crappy button over and over again until I hit “Your blog is the best blog.”
Thanks. I DO feel better!
I had Brene Brown’s Power of Vulnerability on my “To Watch Someday When I Have Time” list for over a month. Guess what? I never have time, but I finally watched it anyway.
It was BRILLIANT! Funny and inspiring, and I have found time to watch/listen to it 2 more times since.
I want to be this person. Someone who lives wholeheartedly. Someone who is “willing to let go of who I ‘should be’ in order to be who I am.” A person of Compassion, Courage and Connection. Someone who knows that what makes me vulnerable is what makes me beautiful.
I’m convinced that vulnerability is the first step to being WHO God meant me to be.
One of my favourite ways to avoid vulnerability is to explain it all away. I slap a clever title on it and make it into bullet points and post it on my blog. Idelette McVicker knocked me upside the head this week when I read She Rises While it is Yet Night.
“I can’t be in my story, if I am constantly trying to make sense of it first.” Ouch. Right.
This article and many like it are the reason I enjoy SheLoves Magazine. I’ve hardly scratched the surface, but there are brilliant writers here, all driven by the same engine: “Let us be women who Love.” They manage to pull it off without being sugary or churchy or insipid.
So here’s me, learning to be a woman who loves, who is vulnerable, who is content.. who is Disney cartoon material.
November 9th, 2012 at 4:08 pm
The compliment I got was “Your hair smells like freshly mowed grass.
November 9th, 2012 at 4:17 pm
Congratulations! I tried it again and apparently, “no one ever thought my feet were gross.”
November 9th, 2012 at 6:29 pm
M compliment was Today’s Outfit = Fabulous. I’m wearing Lulus 🙂
November 9th, 2012 at 10:12 pm
The Internet cannot lie, so you must look fabulous! 😉
November 10th, 2012 at 12:10 pm
Thank you so much for the mention and shout-out for SheLoves! xoxo
November 14th, 2012 at 7:22 am
same experience here on the BB clip. i’d been meaning to watch it for a long time, finally did, & was blown away. took a ton of notes that i ended up adding to my informal little (word doc) personal journal. the one piece that continues to ring beautifully in my ear is the idea of leaning into the pain, the discomfort. it’s pretty much a game changer. “I’m convinced that vulnerability is the first step to being WHO God meant me to be” . . . i couldn’t agree more. in fact, this pretty much sums up the heartbeat behind my entire blog.
November 14th, 2012 at 3:52 pm
Love the title of your blog, and the whole concept behind it. I think we are on the same journey – learning to embrace messy and find the treasure in it. I think the world could use more of you!