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I called myself lettuce the other day. lol What the ham sandwich girl!? A friend of mine was asking why didn’t I do Improv. I like to make stories off of simple things to amuse myself. Once a customer gets comfortable, I make a whole story up about some randomness with one of my reps. Breaks the ice, allows people to just go from shock to cracking up. I love being the spicy mayo in a conversation. I don’t want to be basic and regular. Why would I want to blend in with a world of copy cats? You feel meh? I called it organic, and said I’m lettuce. SMH. Don’t judge me.
- Think about why you want to be a copycat. What started it?
Michael Todd a pastor I’ve referenced before on my blog, has really had a big impact on myself and some friends around me. He makes the Word understandable and relates it to life circumstances. He had a series called “Damaged Goods”. It touched my heart so much. It basically broke down why everyone is damaged and that it is ok. We must find those areas and be self-aware and let Jesus treat those areas. We cannot progress still ignoring why we seek attention and why we are insecure. Why are you shy? Was it because at a cookout when you were little, one of your uncles picked on you and embarrassed you in front of everyone? Now you stay in the corner and you sit to yourself. The smallest things affect us in our lives without us realizing it. Remember, a damaged box from UPS can be marked as damaged, and still have be flawless on the inside. That is what God sees. Why can we?
2. How do you know you’re special and not meant to be regular?
I have friends, family and myself that have all felt like our value was given by man and not by the big G-O-D upstairs. God is too good and sweet to do him like that! He saw value, and created us. How dare we speak down on being uniquely made? I DON’T WANT TO BE BORING! I hope you don’t either because I will leave you lol I promise you my attention span is that short. We have been taught what beauty is and what being popular must require. To have a small nose, big eyes, perfect skin, big lips, slim waist, thick thighs with no dents. I’m from a country where our hair is in all different curl patterns and it is beautiful. Wide nostrils just mean I will smell the pie before you. Do better.
- Understand that it can’t be fixed overnight, but baby steps are necessary.
You are beautiful. I am beautiful. I am a little plump, plump. lol That’s cool. I love me because there is more to me than my scale. I want to lose weight to not find love or affection, but to unlock my greatest potential physically. I want to be used for more years to come. Quarter pounders don’t seem to prolong life. Just saying. We have to understand that changes in who we are great with discernment and self-awareness.
4. Learn that self-affirmations are needed even though you may sound cray-cray.
Self-affirmations is something amazing. First off, you can talk to yourself without looking crazy, and answer yourself! MAN! Lol You speak on your future. You speak on your present. You pat yourself on the back like that old uncle at the family reunion. You are your biggest motivator or your biggest critic. I would rather motivate. I hope that’s who you want to be. Put sticky notes everywhere. Use apps such as Selfish Babe where they send you affirmation notifications. One of the ones on my mirror says “I am beautiful with the weight or without. I’m just going to get sexier with time and hard work.” I speak that positive self-love on myself. Do it for yourself.
- You will never be “worldly perfect”. I just copyrighted this phrase in my head, so back up.
I have friends, family and myself that have all felt like our value was given by man/woman and not by the big G-O-D upstairs. He saw value, and created us. How dare we speak down on being uniquely made!? I DON’T WANT TO BE BORING! I hope you don’t either, because I will leave you. lol I promise you my attention span is that short. We have been taught what beauty is and what being popular must require. To have a small nose, big eyes, perfect skin, big lips, slim waist, thick thighs with no dents. I’m from a country where our hair is in all different curl patterns and it is beautiful. When a nation such as the U.S. makes you feel like your features are ugly because you don’t quite fit the colonizer look, you will go with it. Wide nostrils just mean I will smell the pie before you. Don’t be a hater.
Love God, Love Yourself,
BTW…I finally finished 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel. Just a Bible reading machine lol Love y’all if you got this far.