This one hit home today.
Do you extend your hand to others?
Do you practice what is most certain opinions we hold of others?
I love my work. I love what I do. If you know me and my work, you know that I don't turn people away. I show up in life, in faith and most importantly in what I put out there in the world. I get judged more often than you would imagine for the choices I make in my work, how I mother my children and the simplicity in which I live. There was a time where it cut me to the core. I held onto others opinion about me. I measured my worth by those thoughts, words or ideas that one believed I didn't attain. But, then one day, I remembered something so important. I have a life. I have people in my life who love me, who respect me and who believe in my journey I walk in love, work, life and faith. So, why would I hold onto these empty opinions of others who are not walking in my shoes?
That said, I don't turn away from people just because it would be harder to be a presence, to lend a hand or to sacrifice a part of myself for them. I don't give up on people who are hurting, struggling or can't seem to take a step without help from others.
Imagine if we all turned our back on the wounded, sick, hurting or less fortunate? What would the world look like?
Today, ask yourself, 'Will you be an innkeeper to someone in need?'
Andrea creates, builds, and offers her teachings and hands on life tools based on her journey healing her body image after a 14yr battle and life of trauma. Her vision always is to help others live a full life with the journey they are given.