Hey friends! It's been months since I've been able to post on here and that makes me incredibly sad! I have been interning for some great people and had to devote my time to them. It's okay though because working with Holley, Callie, and KC Projects has definitely been time well spent.
As I return to writing, I kind of want to take this blog in a new direction. As in.. not only posting about food and fitness. I realize that's misleading since it's in the title, BUT it gets repetitive and those aren't the only things I'm passionate about. I'd love to transform this into a more "lifestyle" blog, or even just touching more and more on the faith aspect. So here goes nothing.. my first motivational-esque post. (yikes)
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Have you ever noticed as women our typical go-to compliments deal with outward appearance about 99% of the time? Don't worry, I'm guilty of this, too. Natural instinct tells me to compliment someones physical features, clothes, make-up, hair, etc.. aka things that don't really matter. I mean sure it's great to hear you're having a nice hair day, but wouldn't you rather be appreciated for something more meaningful?
Yesterday at my internship I received one of the best compliments from a co-worker. She turned to me and commented how she was jealous about how passionate I am about my dreams and goals after college. I'm sure she didn't think twice about what she was saying, but it really made my day. Acknowledging someones passions rather than appearance is ten times more thoughtful.
I have a nine year old little sister, and she is absolutely beautiful inside and out, but my goal is to focus on letting her know I appreciate her spirit, intelligence, positivity, and kindness more than her perfectly curly hair and bright smile. She has way more going for her than just her looks. After all, her wild sprit is what makes her smile so bright anyways, so really that outward beauty is just a reflection of her inward beauty.
Next time you offer up a compliment, try to really think about what you're encouraging. Is it placing emphasis on earthly things, or is it empowering someone and placing value where it counts? No one needs to believe the only thing they have to offer the world is their level of attractiveness, because I can guarantee you that is absolutely not true.
"Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight." 1 Peter 3:4