Kurilane’s promt today is “Someone Special” and she asks us to think about ourselves as that someone.
I’m not very good at looking at myself as someone special but, as I accepted her invitation to positive posts for 31 Days in December, I have been thinking about what I could write. One thing I recognise is that, no matter how hard I try I rarely ‘practise what I preach’ – I know! That’s naughty isn’t it?
I will be the first to tell someone else how special they are. How they must celebrate their beauty – within and without. Recognise their worth and so on, but me! Well, that’s another story.
However, I do know that other people think I’m okay. For instance a year or so ago a situation had become quite difficult, emotionally draining. One day I got home to find these had been delivered:
They were completely out of the blue, sent simply to let me know I was being thought of. That I was loved, at a time I really needed to feel that. I was puzzled by the anonymous card but later discovered my older children had clubbed together and sent them. I cried.
A more recent, and equally unexpected ‘I’m thinking of you’ gift arrived a few weeks ago from a dear friend.
Gifts are nice, though it is the love behind them that always makes my heart skip a beat. Brings tears (of joy) to my eyes. I don’t see in me what others do. I don’t think I’m special. Yet I know I am, because other people make me feel I am. For this I am thankful and happy with who I am.
My prayer is that you are happy with you too. As L’Oréal keeps telling us,
“Because you’re worth it!” 😊