green dip and not selling yourself short
September 28, 2013 § 2 Comments
There are many exciting things coming ahead as this year comes closer to an end. I could hardly say it is coming to an end because of the beginnings of many splendid things. In a couple of weeks, I’ll be heading to the most anticipated wedding of the year. I can hardly contain myself thinking about it and the thought of receiving the first hug from the bride brings butterflies in my stomach. There are also many more writing projects and can only hope it gets better. The local writing & creative community is sprouting like wild alfalfa, and I cannot help but to absorb all that has been offered and gather more inspiration from the talented beings.
It’s only recently that things started to gain sunnier perspectives. Small little efforts of catching the sun rise every morning, balancing the body upside down against all possible gravity (and still fall over) and penning down all the sincere thoughts. While little endeavors are achieved, they are hardly noticed within the self. Because there is much fear of getting too excited or filled with vigor and they soon turn into downpours.
Nevertheless, we can’t sell ourselves short for who we are and those moments that make us, us. A tug in the heart that pushes any hard truth into meaningful experiences. For anything in between is merely unrewarding. Find that small courage and calm voice, turn any negativity into attributes.
I’m starting to draw again. There is more creative and intuitive flow to this settled heart. A quiet walk to the grocery store, inspired me to make a tofu basil artichoke dip for dinner. I’ll update the recipe soon, meanwhile, I’m searching for 25 personal attributes to thankful of. So far, I’d only found 2 but was told there are 999 more. Perhaps one day, I will have the courage to find 1001 but for now, I am taking one step at a time.
If you don’t love yourself, you’ll always be chasing after people who don’t love you either. – Mandy Hale