Celebrations 2016, Day 2

by | Aug 3, 2016 | 2016 Celebrate You!, Behind the Scenes, Celebrate You!, Mindset

Sometimes, no matter what hurdles you're feeling you need to leap, you just need to stop and smell the lupines.Image taken at the North Shore, Minnesota, June 2016

Sometimes, no matter what hurdles you’re feeling you need to leap, you just need to stop and smell the lupines.
Image taken at the North Shore, Minnesota, June 2016

Day Two was a pretty good day. My emotions have started to even out and I ended the day having dinner with my fiancé and one of his colleagues at the Long Beach Cafe. I decided to have something a little different and ordered a Frisco Burger, which is served on cheesy garlic toast, with sweet potato fries. Yummy. The only thing that would have made it better would have been being able to pick it up and bite into it. But eating it with a knife and fork was just fine.

By the time we got home, my fiancé and I just crashed … which is why this post is late.

Anyhoo, how did I catch myself being Awesome yesterday? Well, I was present and pleasant while meeting someone completely new to me. One of the things that has been bothering me since the accident is all these people who are meeting me for the first time now and they get to see me — first impressions! — with two teeth missing, face still a bit wonky from minor swelling and numbness, and a scar down my forehead. These are all things that really stand out to me when I look in the mirror … but people are either being very nice, or they just don’t notice.

I’ve been told that my warm, personable and kind energy is what radiates from me more than what I look like. So maybe I’m blessed that way.

Today’s lesson was about self worth. And, as I’m really learning post-accident, self worth need not (perhaps should not) be dependent on the packaging in which we reside. In today’s social environment, especially in Southern California, so much emphasis is placed on the way we look. But, as I’m sure you’ve heard a few times in your life, you can’t judge a book by its cover.

I look OK. Considering the trauma my body went through in February, I look pretty darn awesome. And I need to own that … again, going back to my intention from Day 1.

I’m curious: What self-worth hurdles are you finding you have to leap? When you look at those hurdles from a place of love and, as much as you can, outside perspective, do you find that they are merely cracks in the pavement rather than fences to jump? Please share in a comment below or in the Facebook group.


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