I went to a retreat last weekend and heard some awesome stuff, but the thing that stuck with me the most was the phrase..."I am standing up inside of myself." What a cool mental picture of finding out who I truly want to be, living and going after what I want with this integrity, and having the courage of my convictions.
I have thought about it when I have told my truth. I have thought about it when I have been the mother I want to be. I have thought about it in dealings with my ex and every other relationship in my life. I have thought about it when I am doing just what is in front of me. And I have thought about when I have fallen short of these ideals.
I know I can't control a lot of things...other people's behavior makes the top of that list. I can, however, control my behavior and my reactions. I can realize that they are acting out of their own values and beliefs. Their place of integrity. I can give them that and I can have mine.
Today, I will be 'standing up inside myself' and in there, I am the only one that can knock me down!! ♥