Today, my Sis and I head out for the final preparations for our first, long awaited Delta Sisters Retreat, Untamed Creative that begins on Thursday at our family farm. As challenging as this launch has been, I am determined to saver every minute of it.
In the past, I haven't always celebrated my accomplishments, perhaps because those surrounding me weren't always cheering. Nevertheless, I am learning to be my own cheerleader and twirl around in the light of my Maker's giddy acceptance, approval and down right delight in my accomplishments. I am learning to nurture my childlike heart again.
In fact, a few nights ago, before I fell a sleep, I heard the phrase, "What if you couldn't mess up?" I instantly thought about the way a good daddy's loves his little girl, beaming with acceptance no matter how many times she falls down learning to walk, or how many flat notes she sings in her spontaneous and exuberant sing-song-play.
No matter how harshly others judge us, we have that kind of blissful love and acceptance from our eternal Daddy. Sometimes its hard to remember, but the ones that struggle to extend generous support and approval are the one's struggling to extend it to themselves. The kindest thing we can do for ourselves is nurture our fully loved identity.
I am determined to be kind to myself as this dream is realized. I am determined to clap and celebrate my success. I get to do what I love most, supporting and coaching women to see the gold they carry, to grant themselves lavish love and self-permission and all the things that most of us struggle to give ourselves. Today is a day of celebration and I am jumping up and down on the inside.