…Sitting in a fancy mall today, eating apples and peanut butter I had packed for lunch, I began to reflect back. 10 years ago, I sat in a mall food court eating homemade p&j sandwiches with my children because it was all we could afford. I was so embarrassed as people walked by staring and sneering at us. Today, I ate apples and peanut butter in a mall food court because I wanted to, not because I had to. Many people stared at me, and I didn’t care the slightest bit.
At that moment, I realized that embarrassment is not about what other people see you doing, it’s how you see yourself in what you’re doing. 10 years ago I saw myself as a poor woman who couldn’t afford to buy mall food. Today I saw myself as a wise woman who didn’t want to waste money on food that poisons me.
When your perspective changes, so will your attitude. See yourself as insufficient and you will cower in embarrassment. See yourself as more than enough and you will walk in confidence.
I AM Laneen Haniah, and I approve this message!♡
~ Insights from Dr. Intimacy ~ © 05/13 /2014