I’m learning to be good enough. I’m learning to not be perfect and to love myself. Some weeks are rough (this was a rough one) but church always makes me feel better. Each time I go, I leave feeling so much better. I don’t know what it is or why but often times I find myself crying in church and then laughing. The range of emotions I experience in just one hour’s time, it’s miraculous. When I don’t go to church on a Sunday, my week seems off. I can’t really explain it, but it’s how I feel. Lately, I’ve felt off and when I looked at my calendar I’ve seen how many weeks of church I’ve missed. And I’m not one to go because I feel obligated or that I’ll feel guilty if I don’t go. I go to church because I genuinely want to. Like I said, I feel so much better when I leave.
This weeks sermon really struck a chord with me. I actually had to get out my pen and make notes!
“Do not hold on to what you did not do perfect this week.”
“We cannot live under others expectations, it will us down.”
“Love ourselves enough to love others without expectations.”
“We are who we are and it is given to us without expectations.”
I know religion and spirituality is a personal journey. I’m on that journey and it’s not a perfect one. I’m also not one to preach or tell others how to live their lives or say that because something works for me it will work for someone else. No, I believe in sharing stories and experiences. Through the sharing I think comes inspiration and maybe today, what I’ve shared, my notes…they’ll help you in some way. Maybe you’re reading this because you needed to hear the words I scribbled in my notes during church today?
I’m not sure why but I felt compelled to write this and to share. As I learn to love myself and just be good enough I hope you can also. Share this message, tweet this.