If I had one word to describe my weekend, I’d say FULL. Not that we were so busy, but that I consumed way more food than I usually do, and with someone taking up so much room in my belly area, there’s less room than there used to be. We went to my in-laws’ place for my staff party on Friday night and had incredible Indian food and the most delicious cheesecake I’ve ever eaten. I could barely get out of the recliner I’d gotten myself stuck in.
Last night we were back at my in-laws’ place for a Grey Cup party. (Sorry Rider fans, I found myself very disappointed right along with you, even though I don’t really give a rip about football.) Appies and bbq turkey-on-a-bun and chocolate mocha cream puffs, oh my. I didn’t think the skin on my belly could stretch any more, it was so uncomfortable. Whoever made up the rule that you have to eat while pregnant should be shot. There’s just no room for food. But when there’s amazing food around, it’s just too hard to resist.
Anyway, enough about food, I’m making myself hungry. On to today’s post.
Happy Daisies, Vancouver, July 2010
Day 02: Something you love about yourself
For being a professional self-hater, this one is especially hard for me. But I’ll do it, just for you. Last Sunday I attended a seminar on spiritual gifts at the church I attend/work at. I did a spiritual gifts analysis when I was at Briercrest, so I wasn’t really shocked at the categories I scored high in. The one I found that I scored highest in was Mercy.
I’ve been through a lot in my life. I’ve also done a lot that I’m not proud of. Some things I’ve mentioned on this blog, some things I’ve yet to mention, and some things I will never speak of again as long as I live. I think these things together have made me hurt for others who are going through the same things and it’s made me want to prevent these things in the lives of those I love (and those I don’t even know).
I hate to see someone hurting. I want to fix it and make it all better and it’s usually beyond my control. I’ve been blessed to be able to share a certain horrid event in my life to prevent a couple friends from going through the same thing, and I guess that makes it worth it.
I’ve also been shown a lot of grace in my life, and it’s helped me to in turn show grace to certain people who have hurt me or done things to harm me. This isn’t to say I’m a pro at it, because sometimes showing grace/mercy to someone is just near impossible.
So, I guess to answer the question of something I love about myself, I guess I’d say that I love my ability to empathize and to show mercy. I’m still a work in progress though, because there are some people in my life I find it very hard to show mercy to and I know I need to work on that.
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