Our prompt today will require a serious look in the mirror, at ourselves, our values, our gifts, our character and our beliefs.
Most of us have tried to be someone else at one time or another during our life ..we have tried to be something that we are not but that we have admired in someone else..That list could look like this. I wish I was more out going, didn't come on so strong, could speak up, could keep my mouth shut, was Suzy home maker, was a powerful business woman, was artistic, could sing, was taller, was shorter....You get the idea.
By seriously thinking about and writing down who we are...it will be clearer who we are not and it will help us be all that we can be and all that we were intended to be. Everyone has gifts. Often we look at and/or envy others gifts to the point that we do not even recognize our own. What do you love to do? What are you good at?What do you enjoy (activities, type of music etc) What do you believe? What grinds your gears? All of these questions will help you see your own gifts and abilities.
This is not intended to be an exercise in giving up on goals or desires. For example if you are over weight or even underweight...perhaps you CAN do something about that so don't say..."Oh well..that is just who I am". However if you are short..there is really nothing you can do about that and it is just part of who you are.
This should be at least a full page in your journal.
If you have any questions leave a comment and I will get back to you at some point today.
Have a blessed day.