Day 6 of Letting Go Challenge
Letting go of caring what others will think
It’s day 6 of our letting go challenge and I want you to let go of caring so much what others think of you. I don’t mean that I want you to cut in front of people in the Starbucks line or be rude to your waiter. I’m talking about choosing to be what you ‘think’ other people want you to be rather than enjoying your life and being exactly who you are! We each have our own unique personality and we should hold onto our uniqueness no matter what others may think.
The above picture is of Ben, my now 19 year old son, and his then baby sister Sarah on her first birthday! We like the tradition of giving the baby their very own cake to destroy on their first birthday and in this picture you can see that my generous baby girl is sharing with her big brother! Although, she does look a bit uncertain! But, I can assure you, she was more than happy to let Ben enjoy the delicious chocolaty mess with her! Neither of these kiddos gave a single millisecond to wondering if others would think poorly of them for just ripping into this beautiful cake. Nope, they were given the go ahead and they just jumped right in!
Now, I’m not trying to convert you to the no more utensils club and I really think the clean up isn’t worth the reward of eating your food like my kids did. I just want to give you the go ahead to do whatever it is that you want to do without hesitating because you’re afraid others will think you’re strange. For instance, if you like to bargain hunt at thrift stores and a friend compliments a blouse you found on one of your trips, don’t lie or act embarrassed to tell her where you got it because you think your friend would look down on you; not that your friends would judge you! I really hope they would not! But, I use this as an example to get you thinking. Has there been times this week where you did or did not do something simply because you thought it would affect the way someone else thinks of you? Are you sacrificing your unique personality to be what you think you ‘should’ be? If so, let that kind of thinking GO! It’s time to be the unique, beautiful you regardless of what anyone else thinks! Go get that tattoo you’ve always wanted! You heard me right! If you really want something, express yourself regardless of what anyone else thinks!
Thank you for reading! I’ll be back tomorrow with Day 7! If you come tomorrow you will have completed an entire week of the challenge with me! Yay, Us!!!
I love you, guys! Have a beautiful Day!