I must begin this with a MAJOR QUESTION. Do you know others as well as you know yourself? Day in day out we talk to friends. They see us we see them. We know what we see, but what is underneath this layer of skin. You know their names and they know your name, but HAVE YOU MET YOU??????
We all get older that is life. However, have we met who we really are? What defines who you are Inside? How good do you know You? We treat others with respect, encouragement, support and a helping hand. What about running to our own rescue? What makes us who we are?
So here is a series of topics to begin asking yourself (you might want to add more, if so let me know). I want to open this subject for input for more self-discovery for us all.
The trials, heartaches, disappointments, chaotic situations, family dysfunction, denial of addictions, rejection by family or friends. Now take a moment because that involves a whole lot of S—. Our endurance, bravery, ability to get up each day, and on and on. I feel that is for each individual who they are. Your name is _____ this is who I am. I have gone through numerous situations and thought I didn’t have it in me, GUESS WHAT I DID—My Name is Tobey. HOW COOL IS THAT!
So I challenge You this Year, do not wait, replay all the S— life has dealt you and the opposite side of the equation put YOUR NAME. I recently did this and Oh My Goodness, I NEVER REALLY KNEW ME.
Self-Reflection can mean a number of things. It has never occurred to me to review the worst times in my life with the response I had and realize that is who I am. So now when I feel down, challenged, doubtful, weak, lonely or any of those UGLY FEELINGS. I am going to respond to those THOUGHTS with SHUT UP.
I am so grateful to know so many wonderful people, especially since I was introduced to Social Media. It is like a mini-tour of the World. So many different pictures, point of views and the variety of comments. It really is a beautiful thing and I my mind has been opened to more due to Social Media.
Well, I had to get this out of my head. CONGRATULATIONS!!! You are about to meet the most important person in the world —- YOU.
No one is like you, no one has traveled your path and overcome your demons but YOU. YOU are an amazing person.