Welcome friends, and friends who I have not yet met.
Good to have you here.
This is a place to chill, grab a drink, maybe put some music on, and enjoy……..
I really want to start off this blog with a huge “thank you” to all who view, follow, and support this journey.
From the bottom of my heart:
This is merely just the start and much more to come, so buckle up folks!
There will be laughter, tears, openness, confessions, real life struggles, you name it..it is real, it is life, and what is more YOU ARE INVITED to be a part of not only my story, my journey, but also to help others.
We live in such a broken world with so many broken people, wounded, yet beautiful without being told it or know. Some people have given up thinking that there are good folks still out there, I know there are…YOU!
Many of these folk feel they have no value, nothing to offer – but I want to prove them wrong.
Many of us do not value or even know what we have to offer.
Do you ever ask yourself that – “what do I have to offer?” I know I do.
Sometimes even the offering we have does not seem to make us feel valued – can anyone relate?
So many people I know are people pleaser’s, and this is so humbling if you are one of these or who know people like these, but often deep down these are often the saddest and loneliest people I know, hiding their insecurities behind looking after others. A lot of my friends are certainly these type.
I think what is worse to hear sometimes and even sadder is when they tell me that they do not feel listened to. I always feel convicted when I hear this, because as good as I think I am at listening, I have to question, AM I a good listener?
There is a beautiful word that I like to use (and which I am working on) which is “honour” – How can I show that I honour someone, value them, show them that I am listening? If their experience is that they are not used to those things, how can I be different.
I WANT TO BE DIFFERENT! counter cultural even that.
>>>>>DARE TO BE DIFFERENT.<<<<<
I would like to leave with a beautiful quote from a blog I saw when I was thinking about this topic. It certainly gave me soul food for thought. I hope you like it.
It’s also incredibly important to know your own value as a person. We’re all amazing, unique, gifted individuals, and yet we don’t inherently know that. We tend to place our worth in the hands of others, and usually people who don’t deserve any say in how worthy we truly are. Your worth isn’t defined by whether or not someone else loves, sees, values, appreciates, or adores you, it’s inherent. You are worthy because you’re alive. Regardless of your mistakes and failures, you’re worthy of an amazing life and complete happiness. If you want others to see and appreciate you for who you truly are, know and honour that worth. Never settle for less than you deserve, don’t tolerate being treated like garbage, and always demand the absolute best for yourself in every situation.
Please do check out the link for other ways to be seen, be loved and valued for who you really are – Perhaps one day I could write a whole book on this.
Have a kind day:)
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God bless you and do say hello:)
“Aim High, Aim Higher” Alexander Simmonds