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I don’t have to beI don't have to be good to be lovable
anything other than me

I don’t have to earn
anyone’s approval

I don’t have to fit
anyone’s expectations

I don’t have to receive
anyone’s validation or praise

I don’t have to mold myself I don't have to be thin to be lovable
into what society
says I should be

I don’t have to get permission
to like what I like
to say what I think
to be happy
with who I am
right now
this very
minuteI don't have to be successful to be lovable

For I don’t want to waste my life
having never known
who I am
what I’m meant to do
or how I’m meant to live

And so I choose
to see myself gently
to see myself lovingly

through the lens
of the Creator
who made meI don't have to be healthy to be lovable
exactly how I am

who gave me
every experience in my life
to learn and grow through

who gave me
every talent and gift
to share pure light
with the world

who gave meI don't have to be popular to be lovable
every flaw and shadow
to help me to remember

To be kind to myself
To be compassionate
To be filled with grace

And to learn
to love little ol’
lovable me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Too many things to read
Too many words to absorb

Too many things to write
Too many words to express

Too many things to do
Too many hopes to fulfill

Too many things to say
Too many people to help

Too many  things to achieve
Too many resolutions to realize

Too many expectations.

Who puts all this on me?
How did I get to this place?
Who is responsible?
How can it be fixed?
Who must take action?

Oh, Me.
All me.

So in one moment
with one choice

I can hit “Delete”
I can say “No”

I can throw them away
and change all the expectations.

All of It All

All the shopping
food and gifts

All the wrapping
ribbons and bows

All the baking
flour and sugar

All the decorating
colors and lights

All the cleaning
fresh and fragrant

All of it
fun
until it isn’t.

All of it
because I want to
until it isn’t.

All of it
at once…

until I say
wait.

And I take a deep breath
and I remember why
and I make choices
to do only
what it suits me
to do

Because I just can’t
Because I just won’t

DO or BE
all of it all.

Merry Christmas Everyone!
Christine

My worth is not measured here

When folks aren’t communicating well

Each one talking, no one listening
I can almost always see what’s happening.

Unless, of course, I’m one of the two,
but that’s for another day…

So, I watch them talk
and see both perspectives

The points not being heard
the inferences not being shared
only implied, not received
the intent
vs. the impact

Perception is reality.

ButThe Fixer

Just because I can see
what’s going on,

it does not mean
they want my help.

when no one is listening
they certainly don’t want
2 cents from me

And my best intentions
just complicate things further

I must resist helping
FIXING FIXING FIXING
CREATING PEACE
MAKING IT ALL OK

When no one has called in
The Fixer

Because I don’t need to prove
that I am smart
or helpful
or needed

And I will let you both
figure that out too
just between
the two of you

Letting Go

how long will it take
to wipe it from my mind
pretend all is well
and just move on

should i be mad
sad or frustrated?

should i be kind
forgive and forget?

nothing you do
is even about me
even if it impacts me
it’s not about me

and so i must let go
i must move on
but i can’t pretend
and i can’t forget

I don’t want to

because that feels phony
and makes me a little sick inside

how do i move forward
without being fake

how do i move forward
without calling it out
without a scream or a shout
without even a whisper
of how i feel

how do i move forward
without making it about me…
even for a minute?

because if i just let it go
if i don’t say a thing
about how it makes ME feel
would it, could it
just might it happen again?

how do i let go
without being a mess
how do i let go
without spiraling in shame
how do i let go
and still believe in me?

photo: Christine Morgan

Ding Dong.ding dong

I’m here.
I’m at the house.
I’m ready to go in.

Or am I?

For as soon as I do
will I remember

who I am?

Will I be labeled
with my past
with my mistakes
with my dark times?

Will I be labeled
with old nicknames
with old jokes
with old embarrassing stories?

Failed expectations
of who I am “supposed to” be

Will I fall into
the role of child
of black sheep
of petulant teen?

Will I fall into
old habits
old patterns
old thinking?

Will I remember
all I have become
all I have learned
all that has changed

All that I am?

I must.
I can.

I will.

I will set boundaries.
I will stand up for myself kindly and openly.
I will take a deep breath whenever I need to.
I will remember my worth.

Ding Dong.

If you can use some help remembering your worth over the holidays,
I’m doing a FREE webinar on Tuesday to give you some tips and share some insights.
 Click here to join me!

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and this one is written by me AND YOU!

The Know My Worth Poem & Prayer Journal

Know My Worth Journal

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This 242 page book contains original poems and prayers written by me (several new, with a few classics from this blog) scattered between beautifully framed pages for YOUR original words.  I’ve created themes throughout the book – themes like faith, confidence, and of course – self worth! I’ve sprinkled affirmations throughout for pep talk reminders while you reflect.

I hope you pick one up for you, and think of it as the perfect gift for a friend or relative.

Currently available (I noticed a sale price!) on Amazon

Thanks for your support!

My other book, Motivational Mondays is also available on Amazon
– you know, just in case you need a couple of gifts. :)

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