I sat there quietly watching as she admired herself on the wall mirror. On her way to the restroom, a student of mine stood before a mirror and gave herself a little smirk. Oh, how I wonder what was going through that joyful, innocent mind of hers.
I pray her magic never fades.
After a couple hours passed, the students began to write... What do I love about myself?
I circled the room as I saw sentences from "I love my buck teeth" all the way to "I love that I can be quiet for five minutes", but all the sentences in between are what left me standing in awe.
"I love my hair!"
"I love that I am curious!"
"I love that I work hard!"
"I love that I am smart!"
"I love that I am good at reading!"
"I love that I have short legs!"
"I love that I am tall!"
"I love my freckles!"
When Jesus instructed His followers to embrace the child-like faith, I am starting to understand more and more about what he meant.
God is teaching us big things, people.
The simplicity. The admiration. The unhindered, unpolluted, wild spirit of a little girl.
I decided to take the challenge upon myself to answer the same question... here is what I discovered:
I love my blue eyes.
I love my smile.
I love my curiosity.
I love my blonde hair.
I love my adventurous spirit.
I love my height.
I love my spunk.
I love my creativity.
This is in no way a product of pride, but rather a genuine admiration of being created in the Image of the creator Himself.
Look, my friends, I can't express enough how important it is to love yourself. You are stunning. You are captivating. You are lovely. You are breathtaking.
There is never a day that goes by that the ultimate lover is not enthralled by your beauty. You play an irreplaceable role as His bride and you fill a place in His heart that is only meant for someone as breathtaking as you. Please let Him love you.
Girl, you're killin' it.