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My 40 Days of Intention Experiment: Day 18

My intention today is to be gentle with myself.

me5mar13This is a recurring theme for me.  I have a pattern of putting myself down, of negating my efforts.  When others compliment me I smile and say thank you. But often, deep inside, I question and doubt.  I’m working on this.  I’m working at breaking through these old patterns.

This picture was taken this morning.  Just me.  No touch-ups.  I accept myself.

My internal communication lines are muddied with the truth as I see it; through my imperfections.

Here’s the real truth.  I am a child of God.  I am worth it.  Through grace I am given a life of abundance.  Abundance in friends who care, in a warm place to sleep and with amble food to nourish.

Who am I to question the perfection of who I am in God’s eyes?

Who am I to say I can’t say or do a thing?

Who am I to fear what is unnecessary? (from yesterday’s post)

So, for today and in this moment, I find acceptance and love in who I am.  The world around me may find fault with my choices or with me in general.  I can no longer live my life through the eyes of those around me but through God’s eyes.

Can people see past my imperfections and see what God sees?

Big, small, short, tall, loud, quiet or anywhere in between, I share the love I have with the world and as I learn and experience self-acceptance I will have more and more to give.

Is this something you long for in your life?

Let’s talk about it.

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2 comments on “My 40 Days of Intention Experiment: Day 18

  1. Love it, and I so agree! 🙂

  2. The first thing I noticed when I looked at your photo was your eyes looking lovingly at the camera. Smiling and , indeed, gentle! What a lovely blog post, thank you… M

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