Serving up some good news will present information morsels in a variety of “flavors” ? Upbeat things happening in the world, information about health and hobbies and prosperity and any number of things that contribute to the idea that Life is Good!
Time for a taste of how to be amazing. Feeling confident and pleased with yourself certainly makes life more enjoyable. This blog post by Erica Witsell is a enjoyable look at how our ideas about ourselves and how we “rank” in the world vary–even within the same family! Here’s a little excerpt:
Six years later, Sylvia has never stopped loving her own reflection. She often goes to our room to study herself in the full-length mirror there.
“Clayton and Dee Dee think I’m vain when I look in the mirror,” she explained to me seriously a few weeks ago. “But I’m not. I’m just excited.”
Her words elated me. Because isn’t this what we all want for our daughters? For them to look in the mirror and feel good— excited, even— about what they see? That person she sees in the mirror? Sylvia’s in there! How cool is that?
Read the rest here:
I found this sentence thought provoking:
When it comes to my own life, though, I have been much more hesitant to accept that the inverse can also be true: that the ordinary can be amazing.
I think, for me, the answer is in both of my children. From Clayton, that the pursuit of our dreams is vitalizing and worthwhile, regardless of the outcome. From Sylvia, that it’s okay to love yourself for exactly who you are.