I have had thoughts swirling around for a bit on this subject, but slow to let them pour out. Unsure how to express all my thoughts properly. Honestly, this might wind up a big jumbled mess. Blogging, social media…it all leaves us in a tricky place. So much room for assumptions, for comparison, for judgement/….so much room to feel left out. I sway on it.
I think each situation has to be taken person by person…. situation by situation and moment by moment. I would say most of it has to do with our own hearts. Remembering that when we read someone’s blog or look at their instagram feed, it’s such a small snippet of their reality.
I would say most people put out their best. They want to inspire, encourage. They want to create in order to give back and give glory to the One who made us. The One who gave us our creativity and our gifts.
I think that is beautiful.
In fact… I would say that if someone is encouraging you to stop using your gifts to tone it down a bit to show way more of the dirty and less of the talents that I don’t agree.
Can you imagine if someone told Tim Tebow to stop using his gifts so well? God created you with gifts and talents and ways to bless and inspire others. You were created to do so.
I love taking an ordinary moment and seeing such a deeper beauty in it.
Life is truly a mix of hurt & beauty. a mix of raw and incredible. ups and down.
Through it all we move. and through it all, I do believe He is sovereign.
I enjoy very much following inspiring, uplifting ladies.
I would say it’s a beautiful thing to be careful with what we say about our children and families for all to read. and careful how we respond to our harder days.
But with that. also sharing our hurts and our days that leave us on our knees.
The balance. Always finding the balance.
Then there is feeling left out. It sounds simple and cliche and like I should have known it all along but I can only be me.
Offer me. The true me.
I can say here I am…this is the true me, what I have to offer you.
I left a situation recently and walked away feeling really left out. If I am being honest the whole thing put a really sad taste in my mouth. but you know what…
I think when we reach a place when we are okay there. “There” meaning the value on those people & how the view us back has been taken away. No expectations. Then the sting is gone.
It’s my heart that needs to be examined. not the other way around. I needed to remove the amount of weight that I was projecting onto them.
So when we do this…. it is then….
then that relationships can form as they please without the hurt tied to it.
The enjoyment and celebration of others.
The bitterness gone about a relationship not reciprocated.
Then we have open hands.
Reaching a place where as we move through life then the hits bounce more than blow.
it is then…. we can enjoy a bit more. and be inspired.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
PS…. an incredible post by my amazing mentor Leslie here!
I am Casey Leigh. I love to share my life through this little blog. When you stop by you can expect pieces of my perspective on life, faith, kids, marriage, loss... with touches of art, creative inspiration, fashion, projects & things I love along the way. My gift to you, our story...