Monday, July 21, 2014

June Word of the Month ~ Humility

I've been putting off blogging, so now you're going to be reading about my word for June at the end of July... sorry for the lateness - but, to make up for it, I'm going to try and get July done on time haha.  I've been having fun with the July word!

So, as you can see in the title of this post, the word for June was humility.  To be honest with you, when June started I really wasn't feeling this word.  I think that is because it is not a word I use or think of often.  In the end though, I decided I really liked the message that came along with it.  Part of the card said:

The Practice of Humility:
I value others' thoughts and feelings.
I am willing to give and receive help.
I am a work in progress.
I admit mistakes and learn from them.
I am resilient, not perfect.
I am grateful for my gifts.

I found myself repeating some of these lines to myself throughout the month and still am even now that I've moved onto a new word.  That's why I'm enjoying this little project because it allows me to really acknowledge the powerful meaning of an ordinary word and apply it to my life.  What I learn ends up lasting more than a month, it lasts forever and I can build on it.  It has been really interesting.

Anyway, I thought a lot about June's word closer to the end of the month while I was at Miss BC 2014.  One of my goals for that weekend was to put a lot of effort into working on my confidence.  I ended up realizing that in order to feel confident, it seems really important to practice humility.  What especially made me think that was the line that says "I am resilient, not perfect"... and that continues to stick with me.

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