Greetings and Good Morning!
Happy Friday to you!
For "Mai Reflective Friday" this week, I wanted to think about the "words I need to hear". I love this prompt because, its been a while, since I've thought about this in depth. Typically, in the past, when I've thought about this, or expressed myself regarding what I needed to hear, it was in terms of my relationships. It was always in response to telling someone, "I need you to say these words to me", so that I can feel this way, or, so that I know that you feel this way about me. So, today, although, I'm not responding directly to someone on what they need say to satisfy what I need to hear, I am, however, thinking inwardly about what I need to hear from others indirectly to confirm my thoughts on my own performance in life. I hope that makes sense.
Without further delay, let me break it down. I need to hear that I'm intelligent, beautiful, inspiring, strong, and wonderful to name a few. They are so ordinary, but I'm extraordinary. I go over and beyond what is expected in everything that I do, or at least I try. Although, I don't expect, request, or demand to hear these words, I will say, it is valued and welcomed when I do hear them. It makes me feel like I'm on the right track. I need to hear that I'm intelligent because, when I was a child, I was often told and my teachers thought that I couldn't learn at the level of my peers. I was always told and considered that I was "slow". I will have you know that, I'm not slow and I rejected that assessment of my learning abilities a long time ago! I'm highly intelligent, and I've proven myself and others, to be able to do more than most people ever expected of me. I need to hear that I'm beautiful because, I was never the "popular girl" in school. I know that I'm beautiful, but it means so much more when I hear it. I'm an acquired taste, I'm passionate and unique, and not everyone is attracted to my beauty. I need to hear that I'm inspiring because, if we cannot live a life becoming whom we were meant to be with purpose and drive, then what are we doing here. However, large or small my impact in life will be, I want someone to look at the content of my work as an inspirational force to make moves in their lives. I've spent my entire life making sure that, I accomplish every goal that I set in life, and I'm my own inspiration. Even if I don't succeed, I do my best to at least try. I feel so blessed, when I hear that my life's accomplishments is viewed as inspirational. I need to hear that I'm strong because, so many times I want to give up, but my mother didn't raise me to be weak or to give up. Prime example, growing up, when I was sick and didn't want to go to school, she would tell me that, I at least had to go and see if I could get through the day. When I made it through the day, I knew I could do anything. This lesson taught me to always push through even when I'm sick. No excuses! I need to hear that I'm wonderful because, I've done as much as I can in life to be good to others. I try to follow, "The Golden Rule", and it means a lot to me to be thought of as, "wonderful" and whom treat others well. There you have it! I've written the "words that I need to hear", and I'm happy that I hear them more often than not.
Think to yourself and reflect on this prompt. "What words do you need to hear?" I think that its important to know for ourselves what we need to hear, so if necessary, we can share this information with others.
Peace and Happy #ReflectiveFriday!
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