For today’s January Square-Up post, we are joining in with Deb’s One Word Sunday, which is giggle or gaggle.
We are going with “giggle” – because this large bootprint on the beach brought a giggle when I “lined up” my foot next to it.
That “gaggle of shoe prints” – or should I say “diverse collection of prints”? – Well it reminded me of the terrible way we sometimes “over compare” in our culture. “She has this,” “He has that,” “They have those.” and “They always go do that.” ugh —- We need to be reminded again and again about how we each have different paths and diverse strengths our nature/nurture has shaped us so uniquely.
The only one you should compare yourself to should be you – and what you can do to “be” and maybe slightly improve each day – and then celebrate how you have been shaped and made. Not always looking out and about and comparing. Not assessing your wellness by what you do or don’t have or what is flawed; instead, celebrating what has made you so darn awesome. Seth Godin likes to remind folks about “how remarkable” they are and I am going to borrow his word – REMARKABLE is what you are! – flaws and all. And that is something to giggle about – well perhaps not “giggle” – but smile – yes, that is something to smile about.