It Takes More Than Courage To Be Kind To Yourself!
Tammy Tangent Tuesdays!
Beauty exists in the mind of the Be-Loved and Be-Held!
Hello Beautiful! I pray you’re having a blessed week so far filled with strength to press through with an abundant supply of tender mercies that we all need to remember our worth and value sojourning this side of heaven. It’s that time again; it’s Tammy Tangent Tuesdays!
I don’t know about you, but I have a tendency to believe that beauty exists solely in the eyes of the beholder rather than remembering that it exists in the mind of the Be-Loved and Be-Held! And as I’m walking through some health issues, the appearance of infection and scars have left me wanting to hide behind closed doors until I’m healed completely.
How does a Beautiful Beloved remember that our beauty exists in the mind of the Be-Loved and Be-Held? If our very own Creator reminds us to be gentle and kind to ourselves as we celebrate how He created our inmost being by intricately knitting us together in our mother’s womb, how do we not praise Him for fearfully and wonderfully creating us while being awakened to how His beautiful works of art are seen and are enough (Psalm 139:13-14)?
I don’t know about you, but quite often lately, I am having to focus on who God says I am by how valuable and beautiful I am in His sight, especially since my battle scars have left me with more imperfections and somewhat deformed looking due to an infection. That requires discipline with self-compassion and kindness. I am trying to remind myself that being Beautiful has nothing to do with looks. It’s how you are as a person and how you make others feel about themselves. Being kind to everyone includes OURSELVES and that more often than not is dependent upon the COURAGE to love ourselves that a lot of us neglect. Guilty as charged! ♥♥
Sadly, so many of us tender hearts have a tendency to forget just how valuable and beautiful we truly are. I know for myself, this past week has had me screaming like a horror film fit for Halloween. I was starting to feel like nothing but bare, dry bones falling out of the mirror just for a taste of something sweet as I glanced and saw what horror a rough week, or month for that matter, had done to a Beautiful Beloved. The only bubbly I was holding onto was the ongoing battlefield going on in my brain and my deflection in trying to control it!
How can we claim and exude that confidence in knowing we are blossoming right where God has planted us which requires love and attention that we are supposed to embrace in the nurture and care of our own self when all we’re left with is being dry and brittle? It’s okay to cry. It’s okay to scream. It’s okay to be disappointed. We just have to remember to speak words of affirmation to ourselves filled with love, patience and grace. Consoling our bruised and tender souls offers healing and is needed for a reason as we learn to be kind to ourselves.
Since I proudly wear my crown and say I’m high maintenance (gotta have me my Jesus time so my brittle bones can dance with life), that requires consistent nourishment (hello… feed me, feed me, feed me 🙂 ); you know, tender loving care that consists of peace and compassion, along with that gentle and consistent touch that the Word of God offers to heal our depleted hearts.
I have come to the conclusion that us Beautiful Beloveds can only walk in our beauty when we learn to practice the delicate art of kindness and self-compassion. When we do so much for others and teeter across that fine line of forgetting ourselves, we need to pull the reins tightly and bask into some dedicated “ME” time. ♥♥
Never forget, Beautiful Beloved, being kind to yourself in words, thoughts and deeds is just as important, if not more beneficial, to our communities as being kind and loving to others! Think thoughts that are true, pure, lovely and affirming when you’re talking to yourself. It’s okay to allow the peace and healing to begin! It’s called self-compassion; and you’re so worth it!
Weekly challenge: This weekly challenge is solely dedicated to being Beautiful You. Let’s take care of self!!! It’s our week to be kind to ourselves with compassion. Let’s never forget that beauty doesn’t exist in the eyes of the beholder, it exists in the mind of the Be-Loved and Be-Held! Let’s be refreshed, rejuvenated and restored this week.
Until next time…