Audrey Kathleen Trotter / 22 / Christ-follower / Marrying my best friend, Blake Jordan, on 01.03.15 / Future elementary teacher / Future ministry wife / Writer / Lover of missions and travel / Athlete / Nature lover / Christ-follower / Actress / Too blessed
Sorry for the mass of text tonight, er…this morning…, but hopefully it’s all good. Anyway, I just had a thought pop into my head that has been forming for some time now, and I just have to jot it down. I love there is so much out there now that really pushes people to just be themselves and be content in that. If someone doesn’t like who you are, then what do they matter?
Still, I think there’s something to learn in each person that doesn’t like who you are. Perhaps there really is a flaw. Perhaps we should truly examine ourselves. I’m not saying that with each person that doesn’t like or appreciate us we should completely tear ourselves down and write down all the things we hate about ourselves and what we do or stand in front of a mirror and pick apart our bodies. I’m saying take a long hard look and examine yourself to look at where you could improve.
Just because you’re being you and I’m being me does not mean that we should stay stuck in that. We should still be changing, improving. We shouldn’t change whenever the wind blows. There are definitely certain beliefs and standards and things about yourself that shouldn’t change. But shouldn’t we always be improving ourselves, working to be the best we can be? I’m not saying we should sit down at the end of each day and tell ourselves that we’re just not good enough. Have some confidence! Know that you’re a great person, unless of course you do horrible, awful things to people or animals on a daily basis, and that you should be proud of who you are and who you’re becoming. If you’re not, there’s something that definitely needs to be worked on, even if it is just your own self-confidence. What I’m simply trying to say is that we should sit down each day and think, “How can I have an even better tomorrow? How can I be an even better me tomorrow?” Never get to a place and say, “This is as good as it’s going to get.” You’re becoming a better you every day.
Onwards and upwards, that’s all I’m saying…