No matter how ugly, how shameful, how unworthy you might feel, you are still lovable. Always remember that fact….YOU ARE LOVABLE. Accept yourself for who you are. Be assured that you are NOT who others say you are you. Always be your authentic self. Sometimes things happen in life that leave us feeling disconnected. Yet down deep we have a strong desire to be loved, to be connected, to belong. So rather than sit and feel dejected about what has happened, let it be a sign that you are to move in a new direction. Let it push you, shove … Continue reading WHAT THE LOVABLE UGLY DUCKLING STORY TELLS YOU ABOUT YOURSELF
The little first grade student went toher art teacher with tears in her eyes.”Why are you crying?” the teacher asked.The little girl held up a blank sheet of paperand said, “My daddy said I was beautifuland I wanted to draw it. But I don’t knowwhat beautiful looks like?”The art teacher picked up the little girland put her on her lap and said,”You have asked a very profound question,young lady. Let me see if I can answer it.Have you ever seen a butterfly?”The little girl nodded her head yes.”Well,” the teacher said, “people look atbutterflies and see all the different patternsand … Continue reading HOW IS A PERSON’S BEAUTY LIKE A BUTTERFLY?
Sometimes I struggle.I don’t always know what it isthat I’m struggling about.I just feel the struggle inside me.I know it sounds crazy butonce when I was really strugglingI looked up the definition to seewhat the dictionary said I was doing.”A struggle is making an effort to dosomething in the face of difficulties.”That definition surprised me.But it gave me a better perspective.I didn’t realize that when I struggleI’m not giving up. I’m not giving in.I’m actually doing SOMETHING.I’m making an effort to do SOMETHINGabout what it is I’m dealing with.That really helped me. Gave me hope.How I face my struggles tells … Continue reading SOMETIMES I STRUGGLE
ARISE….as if you owned the dayIt’s yours.Give this day a chanceto be the most beautifulday of your life.Help today be betterthan it was yesterdayAllow YOURSELF to be betterthan you were yesterday.Search in your mind for themost positive thought you can findand focus on it.Let that one positive thoughtguide your day.Take time to look in the mirror.Don’t just look….study the person.Study until you see something positive.Form a smileand let that smile be a symbolof strength for the day.The day is yours.Don’t look for inspiration.BE the inspiration.Nurture yourself with positive nutrientsthroughout the day.Shower yourself with lots of love.Give this day a chanceto … Continue reading GIVE THIS DAY A CHANCE TO BE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DAY OF YOUR LIFE
Everyone marvels at how the ugly duckling in The Ugly Duckling story becomes a beautiful swan. But it happens only after the duckling experiences rejection and abandonment. Most of us can identify with the duckling’s pain because we’ve all felt ugly at times, and we’ve experienced rejection. But here’s the catch. The little duckling was never ugly at all. NEVER! He was always beautiful, but no one noticed. No one took the time to notice because they were too busy focusing on what the duckling was NOT…….ugly, on what they thought him to be….ugly. The good news is that in time the … Continue reading THE UGLY DUCKLING WAS NOT UGLY