Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Grace Personified

Maybe as women we love shoes so much because its something that is size neutral; by that I mean we we can wear the coolest, funkiest, sexiest shoes at any weight and still feel good in them.  In fact, an awesome pair of shoes often helps us feel better about ourselves on a bad day. 

But what about those other days, or when the rest of the world creeps into our lives and judges us.  Some people choose to put themselves out there in the public eye, and they expect to get feedback and yes, even judgement, but most of us just put ourselves out in the world through our everyday lives and all we want is approval.  When we put ourselves out in the world each day and we want people to like us, either to like how we look, or what we say, or who we are.  Sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn't.  Sometimes its someone who bullies us, other times it is an unintentional hurtful statement - but either way, when we don't get approval or acceptance it hurts.  There's no way around it - it just hurts.  Even if you are a public figure - it still takes a toll.  But how you handle it says a lot about the person you are.  This woman, Jennifer Livingston, a news anchor handled a recent situation with grace.  The best way to understand it is to hear about it from her. 

If only we can all have such confidence and self-esteem.  She took a hurt and used it as a chance to help others.  Thank you! The next time I wonder if I am "enough" thin enough, pretty enough, smart enough, or enough of anything in this life, I hope I am strong enough to stop and think of how strong and inspiring this woman was, and that I, like each of us, is enough.

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