Of yourself?... I have come to the realization lately that how I see myself is not how others see me.. Its strange to realize what some people see you as.. For example some one said to me lately that I seem to be pretty calm and quiet. I laughed! Well because My mom and my husband would both say I am Definitely not quiet! I started talking young and never have stopped.. Hopefully with age though I have learned when to be quiet! Despite my love of talking I am not always able to express my self well in speech.. Many a Discussion with my husband has been by letter form!Lol. I have said some pretty stupid things in my life too. Especially when upset and I can't think straight.
I tend to pick at all the bad in myself. Which I think is only natural or human... How can we fix something if you don't know what's wrong? We are all a work in progress till the day we die. None of us are to old to learn something new.. Our brains just might not always work the same way.
I know there are some things I can do well. Hopefully everyone can see some good in themselves. I was also told lately that I am not quick to judge another.. I thought "wow you really think that?" Because I think I can be very judgemental at least in my thoughts.. I don't always voice my opinions to others.. Because they are mine to give when I choose or when God leads me to give them.
But I have had a couple of people tell me things they think about me.. It just amazes me that they think these things. I never considered it of myself. And I know I wasn't always the way they see me.. That I have grown up and Matured over the years(Thank You Jesus!)
But so where am I going with all this?....Well.... Not sure exactly.. I just may be chasing my tail here and not come up with much of anything...
However... Sometimes I think people in general are quick to point out the bad.. In everything and everyone. News is almost always about the bad stuff, a lot of TV shows that are hits are about crimes and horrible things that should never be repeated and people are very quick to repeat bad news.. The old saying goes "Good news travels fast, Bad News Faster!"... So very true..
One thing I try is to encourage some one or compliment.. It not only makes you feel better it may make them feel better too! That some one should include our family, friend or even strangers. Ever complimented a stranger on their hair or clothing? Just a simple "I love your hair" or "You have a sweet smile"... I know sweet words go a Looooooong way with me!lol
I hope I can encourage some one the way God encourages me or uses others to encourage me. I hope I can allow God to use me to help some one else. I hope I can find it in my heart to be compassionate to others. I hope I can also be merciful...Because where would we be with out God's Mercy and Grace? I would not even want to consider it...
But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.