Just like every girl, I myself have had issues with self esteem and confidence over the years. A year ago, you would not see me leave my house on a normal day with my peers without make up on. It just didn’t happen. I had fixed hair, makeup, and sometimes nice outfits too. But I didn’t do it to make myself feel good, I did it to keep from feeling bad. Sure at times it made me feel prettier and nicer. But I felt untrue to myself. I felt the makeup making my skin break out and less healthy. But still, again I continued each morning. One day I can’t even say when or how, because I have no idea I can’t even remember…but I decided I valued myself more than that. I didn’t care what others thought. I would dress and look how I wanted. I would wear makeup only if I wanted for me. My skin became much more hydrated and healthy and I gained more confidence. Then as the next year rolled around, many of my friends began to say just how much they liked my face better make up free than with makeup. They admired my skin care and it made me feel really really good. So today if you see me wearing makeup, it is because I felt like it. It is minimal amounts, and my face and attitude is healthy. I am happy and natural. So today to gain your confidence step out of your box, of your comfort zone and have fun. Enjoy your look and be yourself. Be someone you can be proud of.
for my family it’s been a rough year. There has been two deaths in the family. Two people who I was extremely close with has loved very very much. Sometimes it’s hard to find trust and love and faith during these times, and I get that. I just laid my grandmother to rest today. To be with our lord and savior Jesus Christ. But today I found comfort in family, friends, loved ones, the Bible, and God. Scripture did us good today and it was a beautiful service. God bless you all and keep on keeping on.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
When I first made my blog I was excited because I was aware that words and motivation is one of my strong points. But I was also worried. I was worried about what to write, about what others around me thought, and if it would be successful or not. When I was unsure of what I’d put on my blog I went to my faith. That seemed to work well but soon I began to question what others thought again. I figured if people knew I spoke out about faith and didn’t regularly attend church every Sunday or didn’t go to church conferences or have a bible class group I went to often that they would think of it as untrue and lies and pointless. Which is not true. I have learned that I can talk to God no matter where I am and he will always follow me. I have learned that I can study and gain knowledge with myself, the internet, others and my bible to make my faith grow. I enjoy church very much but sometimes it isn’t possible for me to be there for reasons I wished not to share with others. So I decided I would share my motivational to help others no matter what. But I decided I would do it so it was anonymous to help my point. One day I will share my story with my friends, neighbors, and family. But for today I will enjoy sharing it with people who do not need to know me, they just need to know my faith and my experiences with Christ.
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