Day 171 – Knowing You

I am awake, I am alive, and this morning I am wondering how well do you know … you?

As a child, I had no idea who I was or what I was capable of. But my Dad told me I could walk on water and since he loved me, I believed him. Oh, the things I accomplished while he was watching!

At 17, with my Father now gone, I still had no idea who I was so again I let others define me. But the world changes when others deem you unworthy. The dark days were as long as they were unfulfilling.

Until, I decided they were wrong. I began to speak to myself as a friend would. I started to see all I had to offer when I looked in the mirror and I remembered Mom’s words, “No matter where you stand or who you stand beside, you remember who you are!”

And then I committed to becoming who I knew I truly am.

Nowadays, I celebrate a To Do List completed, not because I have completed some insane marathon work day to impress another but because I now know what I can do in a day without selling myself short or killing myself.

And now, I see my value even on the days others don’t, understanding that their lack of interest is not an indication of my worth but an indicator that they are not someone I need to be working with right now.

So the journey continues as I again ask the question, how well do you know … you?