Thursday, July 17, 2014

Day 188, July 17

I found this on my son's blog:  "I am me and for today that is enough."

I love that for several reasons.  First, it resonates deep within my heart and soul.  How often have I said, "I want to be Janet" or "I want to be Amanda" or "I want to be Jeannie" or "I want to be Laurie" or "I want to be Nora Roberts?"  (For those who don't know, Nora Roberts is a mega successful NYT bestselling author.)

The list of people I "want" to be is endless.  In these people, I see all the qualities I lack.  I see talent, determination, compassion, faith, courage, etc.  (What's more, their thighs don't jiggle!)

The trouble is, I'm NOT any of these people.  I'm just me.  And that should be enough because that's who Heavenly Father created.

Joy for today:  being me, warts and all.

1 comment:

  1. Isn't it easy to fall into this trap? There are several people that I would like to be. They seem to have an easier life. Their kids act better. They have more money. They are more spiritual. They don't have to work to bring a paycheck in to help support the family. The list goes on and on. Thanks to you and to Rob for the reminder that I am me and not any of those others.