I have been glued to Oprah's Lifeclass on OWN. I didn't think I would love it as much as I do. I am an Oprah fan, I know there are a lot of Oprah haters out there, but I have always had an affinity for her.
I was watching recently and a quote popped up that really resonated with me.
You Become What You Believe...you are worthy of happiness, love and peace. Believe it.
I typically don't have issues with my own self efficacy. Long time readers and friends of mine know this about me.
But lately, I have been doing a little too much self evaluating. All because I allowed someone to get in my head and make me wonder if I really am who I think I am. Do I see myself differently than the world sees me? Am I really the person THEY think I am?
The short answer is NO, I am not that person. Nor am I "mentally ill" as they described.
I realize now that all of that was just crazy talk. I cannot let a few ugly words from people who have no real value or purpose in my life to plant seeds of self loathing and self doubt.
To them I say,
"You won, but only for a minute, and I forgive you. I forgive you because everyone in life is fighting a great battle. I don't know what your's is but I choose to be kind to you. Because THAT is the person who I am. I am going to stop wondering why you said the things that you did, and why other's jumped on the 'she crazy' wagon I am just going to forgive you and forgive them and make grander forward motions, never looking back."
I feel better already. I knew that I would, eventually.
I am so truly blessed to have amazing friends in my life. Y'all have been wonderful, supportive and loving. Thank you for that.
Thank you for holding me up, for reminding me who I truly am and for not allowing me to lose sight of that.
I am worthy of happiness, love and peace.
I believe it.
Sooo what are you confessing this week? Grab a button, confess, and link that post up!
I promise, next week's confessions will not be so deep. I just had to type it all out and "let it go". Blogging is good therapy for me. Thanks for allowing me to "blog it all out" so I can really just move forward.