I just had a little epiphany.
I love those. Sometimes they are big, often very small and suttle.
This morning I was just inspired by Brody. Scrolling through my Facebook feed, I was completely blessed by a little guy with Down syndrome.
"They like me," he told his mother.
You see, we started VBS yesterday and all was crazy. There were about 200 kids. Brody came to a brand new place, with brand new people and he left knowing he was liked. Loved. I want his assurance!
Looking back over the last few months, trying to figure out where I lost my mojo--I'm starting to see some key places where things went south.
One of them was a whirlpool of negativity.
I love living in a small town. It's amazing. I love knowing so many people. Seeing people most everywhere I go. But, in typical small town fashion--drama and gossip ensue.
Well, back around March a whirlpool of negativity and gossip all around me started to pull me under. I began to question how I saw people. I began to question how I saw myself. Doubt and insecurity followed. "Do they like me?" "Do I like me?"-- were questions that welled deep in my soul. And then "Do I like them?"
Brody reminded me today of the TRUTH. No matter what whirlpool may be swirling around us, we can put on God's lifejacket of truth. As Ms. Dawn often teaches the kids at church: "Love God. Love others. Love yourself." Do that and you will never sink.
I sank a little.
And that's ok.
Today, I'm going to remember God. Love Him. I'm going to love myself and LIKE ME. I'm going to find Brody and I'm going to hug him and tell him I love him.
Then I'm going to find a whole bunch of other people and tell them how much I like them.
I love you. I really like you!