This must be said with the thought of that chubby caterpillar from "A Bug's Life" in your mind's eye... it just makes it kinda funny:
Anyway, but really I did! My wings were a LOT bigger though! That's what made it so fun. Oh my goodness it was fun! I couldn't stop smiling as I leaped and danced about the stage learning the choreography.
That was a good UP for me today, not to mention the play is all starting to come together and it is just getting more fun.
But there was a small moment today that has stuck with me all day.
As I was practicing with the group one of our numbers, I was encouraging fellow players in saying that if I can do something like this, then anyone can.
I'm really hard on myself. I'm sure that is part of what adds to my depression issues.
I've never been confident.
When I say that it surprises people because I am outgoing and loud.
It would seem that self confidence struggles wouldn't go hand in hand with being outgoing and friendly.
I think it's just my defense mechanism... if I'm fun, funny, or entertaining then no one has to focus on ... me... or so I seem to think.
Well, today my friend, who is also the music director said, "Rachael, you're better than you think you are."
I don't exactly now why but that just sat with me today.
It was a compliment, really.
At least I took it as one.
But, it was also a good reminder that I just put myself down too often.
My sister said the same thing to me yesterday. She actually kinda got ofter me for it (in a loving way of course).
I need to learn to build others up without putting myself down.
So I guess that was an UP/down moment.
It was a good learning moment for me.
Other UPs of the day:
Brother tied his shoes this morning! Both shoes, all by himself, with no whining!
Another up for the day was that I took and made the time to make dinner and it was all healthy with a home made, made up on the fly, spinach pesto cream sauce
And last, but, certainly not least, was that we remembered to read scriptures as a family tonight.
It was an UP kind of day!
Day 22 of 365 Days of UP