How will you celebrate you ?
(and most importantly ... this festive season)
I just want to thank Kat from 'I Saw You Dancing' for running REVERB12. It's awesome and I'm loving it. I love the prompts and although I've had to really think about what I wanted to write, it's been a good thing and has really made me think.
How will I celebrate the true me .... by being more grateful. Gratitude is not always an easy thing. I often feel incredibly grateful for things or people that I have in my life, but don't always say it out loud. I want to celebrate ME by thanking others and showing the gratitude that I feel, not just feeling or thinking it. I never want to be afraid to tell the people that I care about that I love them or am grateful for having them in my life.
I want to celebrate who I am by being happy, truly happy. I'm a glass half full person, not a glass half empty and I am glad I can feel that way. Life is not perfect for anyone and it's not perfect for me either, but despite that I can strive for happiness and being happy.
I want to celebrate who I am by seeing beauty in the world. There is so much beauty in the world if we only look. If we are looking for ugly, we will find that easily, but we only need to look a little further to know and find the beauty in all things.
I will celebrate me, and who I am by caring for myself more and loving who I am. I may not always do that right or even do it all the time, but I will strive to do it more often. I have come to realise that it is only in caring for myself that I can care for and love others. Only by knowing that I am important too and acknowledging that, can I be the person that I am meant to be.
I will celebrate the Savior's birth and in doing so will celebrate who I am. It is through the sacrifice that the Savior made for me and for all of us that I have the life that I have. I will celebrate ME by acknowledging what I have been given by a loving Heavenly Father and what I am because of the Savior, Jesus Christ and the sacrifice that he made for me. I know that not all people in the world will celebrate Christmas, for not all are Christians nor believe in Christ. So in sharing what Christmas means to me, I am being true to myself and celebrating who I am.
"With the birth of the babe in Bethlehem, there emerged a great endowment—a power stronger than weapons, a wealth more lasting than the coins of Caesar. This child was to become the King of kings and Lord of lords, the promised Messiah—Jesus Christ, the Son of God."— Thomas S. Monson