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I happened upon this quote today and it stirred something in me...
" I was raised to sense what someone else wanted me to be and to be that kind of person. It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes"
Awwww, Sally! How you struggled with the same demons that taunt so many women. I can still hear you crying as you accepted the Academy Award so many years ago saying, "you like me...you really like me!" I just love how vulnerable you were in that simple statement.
During this Lenten season one of the things I'm trying to do is LOVE more. As i came across this quote this morning, I realize that i need to include myself in that. I need to love me more. Not in a selfish way by putting myself first. Not a worldly love, but a agape love. I need to remind myself that the only eyes that are allowed to judge are the eyes of God and be grateful for the person He made me to be. My discovery today is that when I truly LOVE who I am it is easy to put others before myself. I will do it out of gratitude to the one who made me, seeing HIM in me and in every face I meet.