Growth is intentional.
Sometimes it makes us uncomfortable as we step outside of what’s familiar. Other times it leaves us feeling alienated as we grapple with emotions and thought processes that drain and/or embarrass us. “I thought I was better than that,” we say. “I thought I knew better,” we cry. We feel vulnerable and maybe even ashamed for our mistakes and flaws. Don’t condemn yourself because you made a mistake. Don’t punish yourself for what you didn’t know.
Instead, extend grace and forgiveness to yourself. Speak kindly to and about yourself. Growth happens in the valley, lovelies. Joy, freedom and wisdom, abound in the valley. The valley is a place of transformation–a place where lessons are learned and burdens are lifted. You can be polished to a beautiful shine or pummeled by guilt and anger. Growth IS intentional, but only if you choose, only if YOU decide.
Choose to grow, lovelies. You’re worth it.