What's my deal with this vintage mirror? Well I'm learning to like myself in pictures (some). Trying, anyway. Of course this lighting softens all the lines a bit. :) But here's the deal....all those lines on my face mean I've experienced and EXPRESSED life! (And goodness knows I have an expressive face! Even when I don't want to, lol). ******** So I guess we have to decide if we are going to LIVE life to its fullest, or worry about wrinkles and let that keep us from showing all of our glorious emotions.
Of course I couldn't help it if I tried. God wired me to use my whole body, especially my face, when experiencing life. I laugh, cry, hurt, frown, sing, and love hard. All of it. I WANT it all, (not so much the hurt, though). ********* I want life. I want it to radiate from me! I want people to know that through it ALL God has held me. And what is so amazing....
God really loves me, just as He designed me. Emotional, hyper, bouncy, loud, loving, sensitive, introverted people lover, arm slinging, fast talking.......He LOVES His people creations (that means YOU). But ooooh I got in so much trouble growing up, and even in adulthood, because my face told it all. My body language spoke loudly.
But the thing is, I wasn't happy with myself back then. Now, finally, I truly love who I am. I am content being my own Valentine. It's been quite the journey. You can scroll through my blog at particularpassions.me and read some of my journey.
I hope you are able to see how wonderful and loveable you are! And I hope this day has been okay for you. Unfortunately this day is painful for many. Some of us have lost, and some are wishing for. Just know that you are truly and deeply loved by a heavenly Abba Daddy God. And know that I'm here for you. Much love.
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STICKERS in my shop!! I've been working on these babies so you can stick 'em up!! *** On your planners, calendars, notebooks, journals, nose...anywhere you'd like some color and a reminder. Or even use them as writing prompts (see photo). ***
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"Reason behind the design" series.
I designed this card because out of all the mantras I repeated to myself during those very difficult years in the not-so-distant past, this one fueled me the most.
You may look at me, Miss Sparkle & Shine, and think, geez, of course it's easy for her to speak positively. She's got it all goin' on. Please do not ever do me the disservice of thinking that. It discounts all those hard years of hard work to rise above brokenness, lies, emotional abuse, and low self-esteem. *
Through that decade, during which I was stripped of everything except being a mom, I continued to remind myself that, darn it, I am created to shine my light. No matter what anyone else thinks or says.
Because of things that had happened in my past, I'd believed lies about myself, I thought I had to please everyone, do it all right to be loved, and work hard to earn my place in this world. Yep, the past had broken me, and people had almost broken my spirit. But, keeping close to and knowing my God kept me growing, and I began flinging off those chains of lies and brokenness. One by one, I became lighter. More free to shine, to be who I was created to be. ♥️So when I tell you that YOU are created to shine your own, unique light in this world, I say it with firm conviction of having walked that journey. I believe we are ALL created with a purpose. Sometimes it takes a bit to find it. Sometimes it evolves as the years go by. Knowing your purpose may not come easily. Sometimes we have to experience life a bit first. But it's there in your spirit.
If you read my posts and maybe think, "Yeah, easy for her to say. Her life is good," just know that I've walked a tumultuous journey. Lost a lot. Deal with grief daily. Have a difficult role right now, even. Life isn't easy. I am blessed, however. And I refuse to go back to depression and bondage. Because I know that my life was given me so I could shine. Hopefully, my light helps you as we "walk each other home." (Rumi)
If you'd like to purchase this card to remind YOU, go to etsy.com/shop/empowordmentcards ♥️
If you'd like to read more about my journey, go to particularpassions.me
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Well you ARE!
The thing is, no one has your brain, your smile, your thoughts or creativity. No one has your passions or dreams. No one loves like you do. No one can laugh like you, touch like you, or care like you.
All I all, you are just FULL of fabulous-ness! Just because you are you. Dont forget that. The world needs you, just as you are!
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