December 08, 2010


Rever10 + Beautifully Different
Think about what makes you different and what you do that lights people up. Reflect on all the things that make you different – you’ll find they’re what make you beautiful.

Can I admit that this one is really hard for me? Truly. I don't really think I am "good" at any one thing. I do a lot of things mediocre. I also do a lot of self comparison, which is another reason I'm don't really think I'm any more special than anyone else.

As for what makes me different...
Isn't everyone different? That's what makes us all unique.

I'm really, really shy. But I don't get scared speaking in front of large groups. Kinda strange, right? I'm not one of those people who would rather die than speak in public. It really doesn't bother me. And the fact that I blab about my life all over the internet for any and everyone to read. Hmmm....

Also, I am one of the most un-photogenic people I know. I can't even begin to tell you how many awful photos I have of myself. But I love taking photos of other people. I love capturing connections between families and friends. I love the small moments that are caught during the in between moments. But if I'm in front of a camera, I freeze up and can't do anything.

There are things that people tell me I'm good at, but all I can see is how I don't stack up to other people that I admire, who do the same things so much better. When someone tells me I'm "good" at something I immediately deny it and judge myself on the scale that's in my head.

So, yeah. This one was tough. Maybe one day I'll find that one thing that makes me different/special/unique. Until then, I'm content at just being "ok" at lots of little things.


stephanie said...

i've never known ANYONE to be a more faithful encourager than you. when you decide to encourage someone you stick with it. you've been encouraging me for 15 yrs! that's a big deal lady!

cottage girl said...

S: that's one of the nicest things anyone has ever said to me. Thanks so much! I ♥ you so much.