i... am so grateful.
there are so many reasons for me to feel full of thanks. but let me just begin asi:
1) for laura being willing to listen to me when i needed it/was ready for it.
2) for laura being ready/worthy to follow the promptings of the spirit to share this with me.
3) for heavenly father sending people into our lives with their own experiences/ideas to help us. it's often through other people that He answers our prayers.
i confided some character flaws of mine a few weeks ago. i'm not sure if it was a cry for help or simply an opportunity to explain myself, but she listened with love and responded under the direction of the spirit after receiving some definite revelation. she remembered this video from a class she'd taken last semester.
and i loved it.
i needed it.
and i feel like sharing it with the world.
if you're interested in the whole idea of vulnerability, watch this clip. yeah, it's 20 minutes, but i promise it's worth it.
"vulnerability is to practice gratitude and joy in those moments of terror when we're wondering--can i love you this much? can i believe in this this passionately? can i be this fierce about this? just to be able to stop and, instead of catastrophizing what might happen, just say, 'i'm grateful' because
to feel this vulnerable means i'm alive."
" we have to believe we're enough."
"vulnerability is the core of shame, fear, struggle for worthiness...but it is also the birthplace of joy, creativity, belonging, and love."
"you cannot selectively numb emotion."
"courage comes from that latin root 'cor-' which means heart. courage means to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart."