I’m reading a devotional , and in the devotional it speaks about giving from a deficient place. And I that deficient place, it says more shall be provided than you’ll know. Interesting that ‘lack’ can have an almost amazing fulfillment.
It makes me think about how my esteem used to be really low. But then, I’d go to school with my mom who was a teacher.
And I was famous for a day.🌺
It’s So odd how true truth rests in how we perceive and how we are received. Receiving unexpectedly, like being in the right place at the right time, makes you feel valued. As a spiritual principle, being valued can exceed your imagination .
It gives you strength, affirmation , acceptance, worth. Wholeness …smiles, warmth.
And most of all, LOVE.🌺
When I was younger, my moms would take me places . She’d give me all these new experiences . I’d go to the beach, I’d travel to the library, I’d take days off to go on fields trips with her school, and her school children. She was not just my own Teacher. She was THEIR teacher . And some of the kids would just STARE at me. Like wishing they could go home with her too.’ Like … ‘what made HER so special that she hung out with my teacher?’
I learned from my Momma the power of making people feel special. It made you famous . Well.. sorta. Lots of people like you when you make them feel worthwhile. And make them smile.
Not that life is all about that, but… YOU feel good too when you make them smile inside . For this reason, I thought I wanted to be a teacher, too.
Then I changed my mind once I was in a room with a bunch of kids. Couldn’t handle it.
Decided I’d spend maybe a few hours with them, yet still be their teacher . How could i do that?
Oh! ( Be a school social worker!)
And that was my longest job.
I learned so much about kids and how to water them and make them grow. I learned a lot about myself, too. And what I needed to grow.
Value yourself , today🌺.
You deserve it.
And don’t settle for anything less.
Quite longingly… they would look…as if I were special. So i began to believe I was. 🌺 And they’d desire to play with me and be my friend, and sit right next to me. They knew I wasn’t a student in their class. And they knew I was a pretty special girl, if I’d come to their class, and belonged to Mrs Cox.
I always wondered why it felt so special to be there .To experience the class as an outsider. As I think about that special feeling; I now know what they saw. Value.💜
Read more about Value, here on my podcast, ShineBaby Shine!🌺
For me to see from a deficient space.
To see opposite of what everyone else saw. To see from a deficient space, and give from that special place.