Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thankful Thursday - Being Me

"I will no longer act on the outside in a way that contradicts the truth that I hold deeply inside. I will no longer act as if I were less than the whole person I know myself inwardly to be." Rosa Parks

It's been a long road to get to where I'm at.....a journey of many ups, downs, side-roads and detours. There were times I believed people, and situations would destroy me, but they actually ended up doing the opposite.  They empowered me to stand up, stand tall, and be me. 

I struggled with who and what I was - always wishing to be somebody other then me. I believed something was wrong with me, and that I wasn't good enough, bright enough, pretty enough, capable enough. Those beliefs were all lies, deception but I accepted them as gospel truth. 

Being me is what those hard lessons have taught me. There's nothing better. Being me, accepting all the good, bad and ugly parts that make up me, gives me the freedom to move in the world with confidence. 

Grateful today for all the tough times. They had purpose. Didn't know it then but sure do now. 

Happy Thursday, Guys. 


Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Happy Thursday to you and your wonderful self.

DUTA said...

I totally agree with the quotation. I find it almost impossible to speak and behave contrary to what I feel inside, that is, I dislike being "politically correct".
Sadly, the western world is mostly fake , deeply stuck in political correctness, and therefore doomed.

Connie said...

Tough times teach us a lot. Often they are lessons we don't want to learn at first, but later we are grateful for them. Happy weekend to you, Nikki.

Launna said...

This is so true Nikki, we don't like having to go through those challenges but they are truly what helps us grow. It's like that story about the potter smoothing us to be our best selves... we fight against it but ultimately it always makes us better xox

Lux G. said...

Thank you for being you, Nikki. What a gift you are.

Lowcarb team member said...

We all have to go through good times, bad times and the myriad of those times somewhere in between - it is what makes us, what shapes us as we go forward ... well we can't go backwards although of course we can look back and then see how far we've come.
One step at a time, one day at a time

My good wishes to you

All the best Jan