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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Couldn't decide on what to blog about today, but wanted to complete the challenge. Slowly my thoughts were pulled towards my daily life and activities, and how I relate to other people.

I wouldn't say I'm a people pleaser. If I'm unhappy with someone, they will eventually find out, even if I don't let it be known right away. But I'm not a mean person, either. Many things have happened in the last couple of weeks to throw me off my game, all this on top of it being a rough year, right from the first week in January.

BUT: today I wanted to take the opportunity to think of and be thankful for my God-given talents and how they rule my life. I'm very compassionate, maybe too much so. I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve, no doubts about how I feel. But this really is a good thing, because I can always see both sides of an argument. I always root for the underdog, always want to take care of the strays and make sure they're OK. As I've gotten older, I've been better able to handle my anger, and not let it spew out all over everyone, which is a reflection of God's patience with me. My job is serving elders in my community; I have had many positions in my church that dealt with helping the kids, either teaching Sunday school or being youth leader for four years. I'm always a cheerleader for anyone who is doing their best or trying to improve themselves.

Sometimes I wish I were made of sterner stuff. Crying at church because I'm thinking of my mom is always embarrassing. Taking it to heart when someone makes an offhand comment about something they feel I did wrong is tough, especially when it comes from someone who I feel has their life in order and control. Not being able to visit the SPCA because it always makes me long to adopt ALL the animals, especially the cats, is something I have to deal with.

But for the most part, I like my open, tender-hearted personality. I like the fact that people know they can count of me if I say I'll do something for them. And I like the many possibilities God has opened up for me because I feel I'm here on earth to help others.

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  • no profile photo CD10764669
    Nothing wrong with who you are ... God made you that way for reason. As for missing your mom and crying -- never apologize or feel embarrassed. My dad's been gone for 33 years, and there are still times during mass that I'll think of him and the tears start falling. Can't help who we are --- just need to embrace it!!

    God loves you and so do we Becca!!
    2663 days ago
  • LYNCHD05
    I loved this blog and I truly wish I knew you in person. I like to rhink we would be good friends. You are a very special person!!!
    2663 days ago
    What a heart-warming blog, Becca! It comes straight from the heart of a very heart-warming person for sure! I hope this exercise has made you more aware of what an awesome person you are! I am so impressed that with just an occasional exchange on here -- it was very evident that you are a very beautiful person inside and out! While I didn't know know you had a loud laugh (how could I know if you hadn't told us?), all the other things you touched on come straight through the monitor anyway.

    On those days when the self-doubt creeps up - please go back and read these blogs. I think you've been pretty modest but the proof is out here!

    Well done, Girl! It only affirms why I am so fond of you! emoticon
    2663 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/2/2013 7:02:03 PM
  • FUNGIRL81005
    Love your blog....God does love you and you do have purpose. I have read your blog everytime you have posted, but this is the best one!! Blessed you are...
    2663 days ago
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