Encouragement: the action of giving someone support, confidence, or hope.
I don't know about you, but this is something that I seem to need on a daily basis. Some people are born with confidence, which is a skill in my opinion, and some are not. I would be with those who are not. Those of us who lack confidence seem to always need encouragement from others. I am sure those of you who were born with confidence need it every now and then, but remember you were born with it.
Just to clarify something: if you lack confidence you are not weak. People seem to associate lack of condience with being weak, but it is quite the opposite. There are many people who are living proof that where you lack confidence, you have something else fueling you inside. If you were to ask a celebrity, political leader, or even someone in your family, odds are they may lack confidence. And look at them, they are still happy and successful. This is exactly why they need to get confidence from others.
Sidenote: Sadie Robertson, who I absolutely love, put out a great video on this topic a couple of weeks ago. Follow the link for some real inspiration. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEt1eWbCW5g <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEt1eWbCW5g>
I thought about confidence today when I was preparing for my test in stats. I don't know what it is about math. I am not bad at it, but when for some reason I have it in my mind that I can't do it. I highly recommend that you don't get that type of idea in your head... it is no good at all.
Two of my friends, Michelle and Patrick, texted me good luck and really encouraged me. Michelle even said that I was smart and that I could do it. Something as simple as that can give a person confidence for days. So thanks friends I love y'all for that.
Then right before my test my precious Mom called to wish me Good Luck. If anyone knows my struggle with confidence it is here. But with that being said, she is so good at giving confidence. I am always thankful for her advice and her wise words... shhhhh don't tell her I think she is wise. Anyways, thanks mom and the rest of my family who snap chatted and texted me... Ya'll know I love your love the most.
So a couple of weeks ago I went to get donuts and I got the idea to take this cool picture. S/O to my cool friend Gianna for giving me the idea.. You are a super star my friend! Okay so I took this cool pic that you can see below, but I didn't really know what I was going to do with it. I mean I didn't really have reason to post it and I was the only one in the pic so I wasn't going to make it my wall paper or anything (HAHA). So today when I was sitting in class I was thinking about how hard it is to have confidence and how having confidence is like a donut.
Okay I know... Stay with me.
A donut is round with a hole in the center. The outside is fluffy and most donuts (if you are like me) having icing and sprinkles... You can't forget there sprinkles! But the hole in the middle of the donut is like the hole we have it our life. Everyone's is different. For me that hole has a lot to do with the lack of confidence. Often we focus too much on this hole in the donut, rather than the how bright and sweet life is around us.
I mean it makes since to me. So if you like donuts and this analogy relates to you, I am here to remind you to remember how great life is around that. If you are struggling with confidence or something else, ask God to help you out... He wants to listen! You have nothing to be worried about because that hole in the center is surrounded by all of the greatest things that life has to offer... It is your life and it is bright, colorful, and full of happiness. YOU are bright, colorful, and full of happiness. That is something to be thankful for each and every day. I am thankful for the people in my life that help me though and the lesson I learned when looking through my sprinkled donut! So incase you needed a pick me up, here you go! Life is a donut...The hole is the worst and best part... I am thankful for that!
Southern and Thankful
Blessed is an understatement when it comes to my life. Each and every day I am amazed by God's steadfast love. In return, I have claimed this space to show my thanks and whatever else comes along the way. A student at Texas Christian University who loves any creative insta post, all donuts, and dress pants that make you do a double take. I pray God has a grand purpose for me and I plan to get there with a little Southern and a lot of Thanks! Join me!