day 31: the vows we make

When I look back on my life, I see pages of history littered with vows I made. I will never… I hope to… No one will… This will not….

The words that we speak and the vows that we make are powerful things. Yes I have often used it for harm in my life, but today how about I do something good? Would you like to join me?

I’m closing this month of looking at comparison by making these vows.

I am thankful for myself, for the unique way that God created me, formed me and gave me a purpose.

Today I will choose joy by being finding the reasons to be thankful in all my circumstances and relationships.

I will choose peace by accepting who I am and the stage of life I find myself in. There is no need to look at anyone else.

I will choose my future by dreaming my dreams, not the false ones created by comparing my life to other people’s.

I will choose the relationships I have, not the ones I wish I had with the people I wish they were. I will choose to see the good in the relationships I have, the unique ways these people bring joy to my life and I to theirs.

I will choose freedom, I will excel in my skin because I don’t need to live my life according to an artificial standard.

I will not make my child the collateral damage in the comparison game with other parents. I will accept him as he is, and I will give myself the freedom to parent him in the way that is uniquely suited for him.

Today I will choose not to compare myself to other people. I will choose to embrace who I am, who you are and the life we have been given, for it is good. 

Thanks for joining me as I wrote almost daily in October as part of The Nester’s 31 Days challenge, check out my posts here, and head over to the Nesting Place for other great 31 Days topics.

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2 thoughts on “day 31: the vows we make”

  1. Beautiful, Devi. I enjoyed reading your blogs on comparison and I am also resolving to steer away from it. Thank you for sharing bits of your life through writing! ?


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