Wednesday, November 2, 2011

thankful

Hello there kiddos!

Everyone is talking about things they are thankful for [it is that time of the year, you know], so I thought I'd jump on the thanksgiving bandwagon.

Today I am thankful...


...that I am not in high school anymore.

Random?  Possibly.  True?  Definitely.

My high school days were some of the most insecure that I can remember.

I spent so many days worrying about what people thought of me - worrying that my hair looked ok or if my clothes made me look fat or why someone didn't talk to me that day.

Now to be honest, I still worry about those things sometimes.  But it's not a pervasive, think-about-it-all-the-freakin-time kind of worry.

I have come to love myself for who I am.  I feel confident in my own skin.

Do you know what helped me the most?

Gaining a knowledge that I am a daughter of a very loving Heavenly Father who values me and is very involved in my life.

I knew that in high school, but I don't think it had really entered into my heart yet.  And now I know it with my whole heart.

Like I said, I still have those days or those moments of insecurity.

But it only takes me a second to remember who I am.

And don't you forget, either.  

Heavenly Father loves you.  You are important.  You are special.  You are worth it.

Thank goodness there is life after high school, eh?

3 comments:

karajean said...

I remember hearing people in high school say "these are the best years of your life!"

THANK GOODNESS that wasn't true :)

Emma Frances said...

I second Kara's comment! Haha. And I love this post! I am grateful for the same thing although I don't know if I ever would have thought of that! Haha.

Siri Natalia said...

Awesome post! I am so glad I am waaay past high school. Life just keeps getting better! :)