So she wanted each of us to link up to our favorite post.
Not our favorite post we’ve read, our favorite post that we wrote.
It is actually a brilliant idea, except for one thing.
It shines a light on my utter mediocrity. A glaringly bright, million watt candle hunting type spotlight kind of light on the glaring mediocrity of me.
Shoot me now.
You see, I have this delusion. I enjoy my delusion.
In my special little world I am positive and inspirational like her, witty and amusing like her, snarky and awe inspiring like her.
I am funny and able to make every day life sound desirable and fascinating like her and her. I can make people laugh so hard it hurts like her or break down and cry like her. I can stop people in their tracks and make them reflect on every blessing of their life like her.
Simply with the power of my words.
DamnTexasHolly, that’s her name now in case you were wondering.
She has made me take a second look at myself and I’ve discovered something.
Something that holds true in my real life and my blogging life.
I am mediocre.
I have friends who make these amazing bows, and amazing jewelry and t-shirts. They sew and they craft and they create. They make these things that inspire me and cause me to oooh and ahhh and dream of the day that I sit in front of a sewing machine, or a pile of ribbon.
I dream of the darling creations that will fly from my fingertips and adorn my children and live forevermore in my photographs that will someday be maybe one-tenth as spectacular and breathtaking as hers or hers.
Today, I have decided something.
I will relish in my mediocrity, my utter averageness.
I will never be the skinniest, the prettiest, the smartest, the most talented, the craftiest or the best writer.
I will however, strive to be the best wife, mother, friend and woman that I can be.
I have come to realize that I will never see myself as anything other than utterly average and ordinary.
But through my childrens’ eyes I am beautiful. I am the epitome of love, laughter, intelligence, grace and life.
To my husband, I am love, happiness, life and the sexiest woman alive.
Today, Tomorrow… I can live with that.
I am blessed.