Badass Grateful

Badassery 1/22/2021

Well hello little badass calendar…

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Aren’t you intense today…

I have one foible…

my heart is too big.

I guess that because I always felt inferior, outcast, one of the unworthy growing up it stands to reason that I gravitate to wanting to save the world’s downtrodden.

But not in the way that you think…

For I was once one of the downtrodden in my mind.

My self-esteem was in the trash,

my children and I lived on $500 a month,

I thought I was a worthless human being because that is what I was told.

But that changed as I pulled myself up out of the pit of self-pity and divorce despair, went back to school, and started a new life.

Had I not had the support and sheer will to do so, we might have became a statistic.

Which brings me out of the rabbit hole and to my point.

I had to swallow my pride and accept help during those times.

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My light-bulb moment during one prideful episode in which I was acting particularly resistant was when a person told me, “Please don’t refuse granting me a blessing by allowing me to help you.”

I was gobsmacked.

I let my pride take a backseat to witness that person receive a blessing…

and I never forgot how good it made me feel.

Not ashamed,

not inferior,

not unworthy,

but enveloped in love.

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I learned to allow others their blessings and say a heartfelt “Thank you”

In my experience, the most meaningful gifts are the ones given by those with the least to spare.

Because wealth is more than money,

more than a full bank account,

even more than the possibility of winning the lottery.

The true jackpot is receiving blessings by helping others and allowing them to reciprocate.

XO Lisa ❤️ living a gratitude filled life!

9 comments on “Badassery 1/22/2021

  1. Perfect and so true!

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  2. So many beautiful things said here Lisa!!! Just lovely. ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

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