Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Do you love your Dots?......Thought Provoking Tuesday

Sorry about missing last week, I've been getting stuff ready to put in my etsy shop, and the hubby has been getting ready for his finals on top of working.....Anyways, I ran across this today, and thought I'd share and invite you to share your thoughts as well.

Becoming Real....at InCourage

Do you accept your "dots"?  Or are you forever trying to change them, or pretend they're not there in order to please others?

It seems so easy just to "stuff" the yucky stuff down, or hide it somewhere.  But, we all know how that ends up....well, at least when I do that, it rumbles around for a little bit and looks all neat and clean on the outside, and when you least expect it, it comes bubbling out uncontrollably and profusely.... If you talk about it with some one you trust and they have the light of Christ in their lives too, then it usually ends up so much better.  You can talk and cry and pray together, and let God do his part.  Seems so much harder at first, but then when you actually take those sorts of steps everything is better in the long run....and those people close to you don't get covered in the muck of life that comes from the end result of trying to hide and be something that God never created you to be.


  1. i'm learning to accept my dots.

    i think you'll enjoy these words, what becoming real is to me...

    Being made Real
    From the Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
    A conversation between Rabbit and the Skin Horse-

    "What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day. "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?" "Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long , long time, not just to play with , but really loves you, then you become Real." "Does it hurt?" "Sometimes." For he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt." "Does it happen all at once, like being wound up, or bit by bit?" "It doesn't happen all at once. You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen to people who break to easily, or who have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand.".... The rabbit sighed. He thought it would be a long time before this magic called Real happened to him. He longed to become Real, to know what it felt like; and yet the idea of growing shabby and losing his eyes and whiskers was rather sad. He wished he could become it without these uncomfortable things happening to him.

  2. You're right Denise, I love that, and truly can appreciate it.....my son has a "B" that is so very "real" after 5 years of tagging along in almost everything my son has done. Awesome.

  3. I used to be all about putting other people's happiness before my own and it made me miserable. Now that I'm a little bit older and a tiny bit wiser, I feel comfortable just being who I am, someone who says "no" when she is tired of saying "yes"...so I'm not changing my dots anymore!!

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