I was nominated by a few friends on Instagram to do the #20beautifulwomen challenge that's floating around. You basically take a picture of yourself at a time when you feel beautiful (or even when you don't)...and talk about your journey and what beauty means to you. Then you tag 20 of your friends that you think are beautiful and they do the same thing! It's pretty great actually.
It's taken me years to believe that I'm beautiful and there are obviously still some days where that's a struggle. Growing up with horrible acne made me feel insecure, shy, unlovable, doubt, lack of confidence, mistrust of people's intentions....among a few other things. I can look back on those years and realize they did happen for a reason.
They gave me compassion and love for other people that are struggling with their outward appearance....which I'm actually just now realizing is why I love coaching so much.
They gave me the desire to focus on my INSIDE and focus on the status of my soul.
Striving daily for my heart to be one of PEACE...one of grace towards others...forgiveness, one of LOVE...and being CONTENT no matter what....oh and throw in a little sass for fun! I have full assurance that I can be all of these things because of Christ. He is the One I strive to be like and model my life after..and He is the one who changes my soul and my heart...IF I let him.
It's a daily, messy struggle folks. He brings all the broken pieces together to create a beautiful story and in the process changes me in ways I never knew possible.
The Cook & The Coach
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