Monday, July 5, 2010
Independence & Peace (With Yourself!)
Yesterday was we celebrated Independence Day for our country and prayed for peace all over the world. Of course this is so important, and I am extremely proud to be an American. God bless all of the troops who sacrifice for us and the leaders who work hard to make the world a better place.
I've also been thinking about the subjects of peace and independence in another way. Do you remember the hymn that goes "Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me"? This is so true. We have to be at peace with ourselves so we can spead that joy and peace among our families, friends, and the rest of the world. Are you at peace with who you are...body, heart, mind, and soul? Keep reminding yourself that you are a wonderful person that has been created by God, and you are a blessing to those around you. You have your unique beauties, talents, and thoughts which are all an important part of life on earth. Always remember that!
You must declare your independence...from trying to fit into a certain image created by society and the media. You know deep down who you are supposed to be. God has always known what He wants for you. He doesn't not want us all to be cookie cutter images of each other, or all do exactly the same things on this earth. Wouldn't the world be boring if we were all like perfect little dolls? The variety God created is much more interesting! You must still take care of the body that God gave you, but He has many purposes for each of us...and they don't all revolve around being a certain size. Pray and follow your heart. This will lead you on the correct path for you.
Remember to tune in to ABC Family tonight at 9 PM for Huge. I will be posting about it a couple of hours after the show, and would love to know your thoughts as the characters move further along in their journeys...and also how this is helping you on your own journey. Live huge!