Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Dear Jamie has asked us another deep question this morning... What do you wish to acknowledge yourself for? Oooooo she has reached right in and touched that spot that I try to ignore...speaking up for my own gifts. Ackkkkkk!!! We all know we have them or at least suspect as much. It is soooo much easier for me to support up someone else.
The whole comfortable in my own skin thing is somewhat new to me. I think it came after the understanding around 40 that taking time for yourself, self care, self love was not a selfish thing but a healthy thing. I think after that came the you have gifts you should acknowledge and be proud of. It is still tricky for me to feel like I am not bragging..but confident in my work..what ever that may be at the time.
So I will Let Fly here and say a few things to myself that I have been needing to hear. Here goes...
1. I am a good Mom..despite all the mistakes I have made as a parent..at the heart of it..I am a good Mom. K that one made me cry...
2. I am an artist..I am good at what I do..I love what I do..this is what I want to do. It is my True North.
3. I am a good teacher. This one I have less trouble with. I see it in little ones eyes and feel it in their hugs. I see it in their progress and that fire that I am allowed to spark in them about something new and exciting!! I love that one of my newer 2 yr. olds is beside herself ready to start program with me this fall! She and one other little one twice a week.
4. Most of all..I guess I want to acknowledge to myself.. that through it all..I am a person that I am happy with. Ever growing and learning..but someone I am happy to be.
So I guess my wish today is that I can grow in confidence in these things, leave fear behind and Let Fly with them. I wish to acknowledge to myself that it is ok to be comfortable in being a Mom, an artist, a teacher...me!!
What do you wish for today??