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Thursday, January 17, 2013

#4
Sharing my heart with you…

In recently spending time with someone very dear to me, I became burdened as this amazing person shared how down and inadequate they feel.  The more I listened, the more clear it became that their perception was so skewed from the truth of who and what they truly are.

It brought me back to my younger days and reminded me that being older has advantages.  Better discernment and the determination to hold tight to the joys of this life.

If we are honest, most of us would say there are days we feel down and inadequate, which led me to wonder…

On any given day, what do YOU hear?  What is that small inner voice so very loudly saying to you?
What have you carried with you since childhood?  

Do YOU hear that you are too TALL ~ short ~ Ugly ~ FAT ~ skinny ~ STUPID ~
a nerd ~ LANKY ~ 4-eyes ~ LOOSER?
Have you been told to get away ~ that you’re not wanted …
Do you hear that NOBODY likes you ~ EVERYBODY likes them…
NOBODY loves YOU ~ EVERYBODY loves them…
Do you hear that your house isn’t nice enough ~ big enough ~ is in the wrong neighborhood…
Do you hear that it is too late for you ~ You’ll NEVER amount to anything ~ You’ll NEVER marry?

Could it be lies dear friend?  A choice to hold tight to things that are not true and do not define who you truly are?

We all have room for growth.  Room for growth does not = unworthy!

It is 2013 ~ a NEW year.  The perfect time for a new beginning…

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Time to look at who and what we choose to listen to...

The perfect time to choose a different path…

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The perfect time to choose truth…

This is a must see.  Something you can share.
It is short, so I hope you will take a minute to watch it.  
YOU are a TREASURE!  


#3

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Blessings sweet friend,

25 comments:

  1. Hi, Cindy! What a wonderful post. Thank you so much for including the link to this Oprah episode. I truly enjoyed being introduced to Nick and hearing his story! Thank you!

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  2. Those voice tell me everything you mentioned, except tall, skinny and lanky. I hope to shut them up one day!

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  3. Blessing for a most happy New Year... Your posting was a delightful read... inspirational and certainly a toast to many new beginnings... Thank You for sharing the link...Enjoy your day !!!!

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  4. Great, heartfelt post! And I love the verse the end! Thanks for sharing your heart!

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  5. Thanks for sharing this encouraging post, Cindy. I have been a fan of Nick's for several years and am so in awe of his faith and courage. I have read his book and have watched his sermons on Tv. As a person with health problems of my own, although not nearly as serious as his, his attitude makes me want to "keep my mouth shut" as Oprah said. Hope you are having a nice day. Finally, snow is predicted for our area this afternoon! Can't wait! Shannon

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  6. This is such an important post. We all have choices to make but sometimes we just let ourselves slide and then the choices are made for us. I'm taking a Live your Dream life workshop right now and it really opens your eyes to the possibilities. I am so very blessed...but I have challenges in my life just like everyone else. Sweet hugs!

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  7. I love new beginnings.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

    ps. coming from Richella's link.

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  8. Life is always about choices. I think I'll start dinner with dessert tomorrow.

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  9. Been there. Yes, sometimes it's hard to quiet those voices. Great advice. With age comes wisdom.
    Brenda

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  10. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. All of us hear those voices from time to time. Reminding us again that God loves us and we are His children should make us think about who we really are

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  11. Wow! I love this post and love the video. What a powerful message. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Take care and God Bless,
    Pam

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  12. here's to new beginnings thank you for sharing at the hop xo

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  13. Our mindset is so crucial! You are spot on.
    Thanks so much for your kind comment on my post about the note that changed my life.

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  14. What a beautiful post, here's to a truly happy year. Hugs, catherine x

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  15. Thank you for sharing this, I am working on a simliar post for next week, such an imptortant message to share. I love this series and what a POWERFUL video, I am beyond inspired:). Have a great weekend, Jen

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  16. Morning Cindy,
    Wow.........thank you for sharing this post, you are so right about how we can make choices. I was thrilled to see that video and I cried when I heard Nick got married, as I have seen him before a number of times. Such a great post my dear.
    I am gonna put a link to this on my Thankful Thursday post today.
    Thanks for coming by last night, always great to hear from you sweetie.
    Blessings, Nellie

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  17. Attitude is so important. Nice post. I enjoyed seeing the magnolia and daffodil too.

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  18. You will never know how impeccable your timing is on this post. Thanks

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  19. A great way to start the year in the right direction.

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  20. Oh heard most of that in my early years BUT thanks to a great heavenly Father I now know that no matter what I am worth it all to Him. Wish everyone would learn their true worth.
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  21. Hi! A wonderful post ~ thank you! I've come to your delightful blog from Beverly's Pink Saturday ~ Now following you, my Dear!
    Hugs,
    Anne

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  22. Yes, all about the choices!
    Here from Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.

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  23. Cindy:

    This is a beautiful post. You're so right, we must all remember our choices.

    - The Tablescaper

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  24. WHAT A WELL THOUGHT OUT POST!
    thank you so much for linking in this week. I always enjoy having time to get around and look at what everyone shared with us! I hope to see you again soon! I am sharing this post on the tootsie time facebook page as well!
    hugs from Alberta Canada!

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    www.tootsietime.com

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  25. I am absolutley my own worst enemy some days!

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