If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I have tried to accept myself as I am, but here is one thing that I have tried to change about myself, something I had always wished to change, but trying to change something which is so much a part of one’s personality is self-destructive.
What I would like to have changed was to be less meek. People have often commented on the fact that I am too soft, but they read me wrong. Those who have a softer nature are by no means not strong. I have a certain amount of strength which has grown over the years. I can stand up for myself, and I can especially stand up for my children, and those near and dear to me.
I have decided that softness in itself contains raw strength. So, after all these years of battling with my meekness, that others seem to see as a failure in me, I see it as strength.
I now honour that in myself, and I bask in the wonderful feeling of being kind.