Saturday, December 14, 2013
1) It's OK to be behind the scenes
Lately I have felt quieter and more withdrawn, more private and less sociable (if that is possible). I feel more comfortable out of the spotlight and when doing things behind the scenes (except for line dancing and then it seems I always end up front and center and seem to like it that way!). But, when a person is in a supportive capacity, they often get no recognition and appreciation. They have much delegated to them and no one to delegate to. They're never the star, never in charge, usually deferring to others who may or may not be competent. This can be frustrating, especially for someone that craves appreciation. But, I am getting over it. Not every one can be in charge, can play first fiddle, can be on the stage, can be the scoring player...............It does take a lot of other people that work very hard with no glory. I'm starting to realize that this is the norm for many people. They are dedicated and must get a sense of "value" from their recognition and awareness that they are doing something worthwhile. I will let others have the worldly fame, glory, and power.
2) It's OK to have wrinkles
Granted, I am trying to fight them with good skin care and healthy foods. HOWEVER,
I think the horse is out of the barn on this one! I don't have sagging and bagging, but
I do have wrinkles...... Sometimes I just feel like walking around with a bag over my head....
(with holes poked in for eyes and nose). I have heard younger people say that they don't care if they get wrinkled and they will just see them as badges of honor. Well, to them I say.....that's easy for you to say........you sweet, young thing! There are some prominent personalities that do have wrinkles and look rather pretty......Jane Seymour, Helen Mirren,
and Meryl Streep. I guess they're kind of in the "grand dame" range. But, I can't really pull that off usually because I always look like the girl next door, or more accurately, the
mother or grandmother next door. Homespun & natural when you're younger kind of works into frumpy and dumpy when you're older. And being not frumpy and dumpy seems to take money that I refuse to spend........I think......maybe.....stay tuned !!
3) Gratitude is the best attitude
Even though I have some "issues", I recognize how very blessed I am.
I have my health. I have my husband and we get along well. I have my family.
I have enough money to meet my basic needs and more. I have enough money to be able to be generous to others.
4) Self-acceptance is essential and comparing ourselves to others is damaging
I am who I am. I don't need fixing or improvement. My real self, my real identity is what it needs to be. I can follow my intuition, step by step, to lead my life as the me that I'm meant to be. No one else can be me. We are all unique.