Honestly humble.

Many of us don’t value ourselves enough. We may struggle with personal image and self-care.

To compensate and protect our tender selves, we may project confidence we don’t always or consistently possess. In doing so, we may come across to others as arrogant or self-absorbed.

We also may hide our true thoughts and feelings from others to fit in or appear likeable, or at least what we believe to be likeable. This often doesn’t work well. Our interactions are then based on only partial truth.

We may be afraid that we won’t be accepted or may hurt others’ feelings if we’re honest. While that is always possible, if we’re kind in our delivery we won’t alienate or disturb others as much as we might fear.

We also don’t have to prove anything to or impress others. We are what we are. And that’s likely pretty wonderful, in our own unique way. There’s no need to brag or show off.

Our personal value and goodness is clearly there for others to see. We simply need to be who we are humbly and honestly.

Today’s message invites me to up both my honesty and humility. I’m a basically good person and I simply need to be that without any spin or fanfare.

Please reflect and share. Are you comfortable being honestly and humbly yourself?