I haven’t shared a C. Joybelle C. quote in a long time. She does have sooo many.
See the hope associated with this one? The ability to RISE above. To BECOME more and better. To let go of past hurts, and past positives to be honest.
Because, sometimes, the good things that have happened can hold us back just as much as the bad! I know there have been times that I thought I was as good as or better (read superior) than someone due to my education/grades/honors, my home state (Ok…still feel this way about Iowa, sorry), my Christianity. EW. Did I just admit that? I wanted to go around bragging about my “wonderful” history. All the good stuff. Well, you know what? I needed to get over myself. We all have good stuff we all have bad stuff.
And the reality is: NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT MOST OF IT. And to be completely honest…most of the time, most people DO NOT CARE.
They see what is right in front of them at that very moment. That is what they will form opinions about.
Our goal needs to be to ALWAYS do better, and to do it in humility.
Butterflies don’t run around showing off. They just ARE.
In the moment.
Above the noise.
With sighs of the Spirit.
That’s where I want to rise to. How about you?