I think we all need someone who really does see the best, and believes in us

Keywords: psychotherapy , attachment , clinically extremely vulnerable , covid vaccine , creativity , immune system , life-affirming , nature , photography

I saw myself as ignorant and inexperienced, and slow to put my words together in some meaningful way in my assignments. I was astounded every time my paper came back with top marks – surely they’ve marked the wrong paper by accident?

https://finalresolve.wordpress.com/2021/02/13/%e2%ac%9c%ef%b8%8fconnection-to-the-natural-world

Honor those relationships [with the people I cared most about] with respect, honesty, loyalty, trustworthiness

Keywords: recovery , anorexia , bible , catholic , christianity , eating disorder , faith , family , fitness , god , jesus , life , love , mental health

And admitting wrongs and making amends when we fall short and hurt those people in ways big or small, no matter how humbling that may be.

https://beautybeyondbones.com/2020/09/28/making-amends

Say what you mean, and mean what you say.

Counter Culture

“In making your speech sound more religious, it becomes less true. Just say ‘yes’ and ‘no.’ When you manipulate words to get your own way, you go wrong” – Matthew 5:36-37 (MSG)

My husband and I just recently got ourselves a pair of finger tattoos. When we showed them to people their reaction was, “whoa, that’s permanent”. They were shocked that we would mark our bodies with a choice that we can’t go back from. Which they are so totally right about, BUT…

The vows I spoke on my wedding day are just as permanent and binding as the ink on my finger. And that got me thinking about how little importance we actually put on the words we speak, not much less the vows we give.

I think we have forgotten the importance and weight of our words, and the power they hold. We throw around promises, vows…

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