i believe we all have at least one spiritual gift.
at least once a month i have a day (+ a night, usually) where i feel overwhelmed, sad, discouraged, like i won't ever learn the lessons i need to, like i am a terrible wife and mother, like all the hard things in my life are a direct result of my poor choices.
that is my spiritual gift.
yes, that's right. my gift is to feel. that means i feel intensely all kinds of emotions, even those kinds.
i also believe this is satan's message: you are not good enough. it's what he tells us all.
but this gift, this blessing of feeling, allows me to recognize the spirit easily, deeply, in the fleshy tables of my heart. and it whispers the truth to me. and i can recognize the truth when i hear it.
the truth is that i am a work in progress. i have a unique set of skills and abilities that will allow me to help those around me in a way that no one else could. the truth is that i am not mediocre or average. the truth is that i am extraordinary and i am enough. (even if i am not photogenic, ever, or if i will need an entire lifetime to develop the gift of patience).
and you are too.
i am so grateful to have this knowledge. to feel powerful and loved and important.
remember that the next time you are feeling down. and that i love you. always. love, me.