Ever since I was a kid, October has held a special kind of magic for me. The leaves change color. It's sweater and hot chocolate season. Thunderstorms shake the roof. It's the month of my birthday. And feeling a strong breeze as I walk in nature always reminds me of the presence of God.
This year, I'm reflecting on some of the lessons I've learned over these past 29 years that I wish I knew when I was younger. I thought I'd share some of those with you today.
1. Celebrate your exquisite uniqueness!
2. Don't compare yourself to others.
3. And on a related note, trying to impress others or meet their perfectionistic expectations just leaves you feeling empty and worthless. Stop doing that.
4. A number on a scale doesn't define your worth or the person that you are. And neither do societal or medical labels.
5. Take the focus off of yourself. Bless others, listen to them, serve them.