Recently, I’ve had to deal with a rather long term struggle:  Knowing who I am and feeling good about myself when others don’t seem to recognize or appreciate me.
The lesson that goes with this is, others’ assessment of me doesn’t matter when it comes to my identity.
or, as T. Cole-Whittaker  called the book he wrote in 1988,
“What you think of me is none of my business.”
(I think that should be on a T-shirt.)
Another lesson this calls to mind is that each of us can and needs to “stand tall.”  That means that I will respect and honor others;I will also speak the truth in love, even when it is to tell someone that I disagree.  I will state my needs and boundaries; I will keep my focus and stand on my own two feet.  I will pursue my dreams and goals with tenacity and courage.
What are your challenges?
This is a call
For you to stand tall!

Published by lifehelps

I am like a rich tapestry, full of texture and color. I'm a musician, composer, poet, gardener, homemaker and friend. I worked as anLCSW for 22 years; as a socialworker for 26 years all told. Before that, I was a rehabilitation teacher. My passion is to come alongside others; to empower and bless them. That is why you will find plenty of variety in my blog. Two very important things to know about me is that I am a life-long learner - An explorer and sojourner. I also belong to the Lord, before you get tweeked out: I am not saying I am "religious." There is a huge difference between all of the rules and empty practice that often gets associated with Christianity and the kind of life that comes from being in a relationship with the loving God. May you find encouragement, inspiration, insight, good ideas and a laugh or two as you read my posts and comments.

2 thoughts on “STAND TALL

  1. My biggest challenge right now is dealing with the limitations of a bad back. It’s so frustrating to not be able to get my new home organized. While sitting on my behind I have had a lot of time to reflect on my future and the realization that things I had planned on doing may never come to fruition. So it’s a process I have to work through…and Iwill stand tall.

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