Friday, January 17, 2014

Encouragement

My heart craves and swells and I find myself needing the encouragement like the air that I breathe.


Each morsel goes down sweet and satisfying and the more I get, the tighter my emotional pants get and then I'm trying to button them up.  But I'm so full of words that others poured into me that I can't.


I'm fat and happy.


Somehow, I feel the need to lose some of this emotional weight.  I am full to the brim but unless I pour some of it out, I'm in danger of becoming an exploding hazard to those around me.  Erupting out of me will be self-importance and centeredness, absorption and the "it's all about me"-attitude that is less than endearing.


So I pour it out on you... sharing the wealth, taking the pressure off of my emotional pants, so to speak.  Sharing the love and encouragement and the knowledge that you are simply amazing and I love you.


Let me pour some of the good, true, lovely things that people have poured into me... into you.


Because you are wonderful.  And you look like you could be a little chubbier in the emotional pants area of your life.



Linked up with The Gypsy Mama's Five Minute Friday.

8 comments:

  1. Loving this image! I've had that same thought lately, that as it has been given to me, let me give to others. It's why in the midst of my friends bringing me meals after I lost my grandfather, I made a meal for someone outside that circle who lost her grandfather the same day. It's the little things that make us full in body and spirit.

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    1. Thank you, Lindsey! What a lovely way to share some encouragement with someone else suffering like you.

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  2. Beautiful words today! I love how you compared the encouragement to being over-filled and needing to share some of it with others - so glad that you do. http://vintagehousewife.org/2014/01/17/five-minute-friday-encouragement/

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    1. Thank you, Shannon! So glad you stopped by!

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  3. I'm not exactly sure what to say here. Umm... thanks for making my emotional pants tighter. :) You are so right about how simply receiving and not giving becomes detrimental, the same is true for praise. We start to believe our own hype and it is downhill from there. Thank you for the huge smile I have right now! :)

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    1. Exactly! ;) I've heard the proverb, "Self praise stinks" and I think of it often. How easy it is for us to slip into the mindset that we're big stuff. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Emotional pants! I love this image! I feel like the idea of hunger and fullness is perfect for encouragement too. Thanks for stopping by via FMF last week. What a gift to hear other voices and thoughts in life. :)

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    1. Thank you, Anna, for coming and reading this. We definitely hunger for it and then can get too chubby from it.

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