For months I’ve been hearing about some great series on Amazon Prime, but I’m someone who doesn’t sit down long enough to watch much TV. Then the quarantine happened, so I started watching “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”
I immediately fell in love with it – and devoured all three seasons within a matter of days!
The main character, Mrs. Maisel, is an energetic, hard-working and confident woman. She’s also a bit quirky, which serves her well (because she’s a standup comic). And although some disapprove and think she’s “too much,” she’s persistent and stays true to who she is.
I think Mrs. Maisel inspires me to embrace more of my own “character” – the woman God created me to be. It’s an ongoing process for sure, but I’m learning to LIKE the fact that I’m also a bit quirky. And for some people, I, too, am “too much.” (I’m learning those aren’t my people. J)
I think the more we discover and embrace who we are – imperfections and all – the more confident we become at being our most authentic selves.
So, for example, there was a time that I wouldn’t have posted this recent picture of me; I’d have been afraid that others might think I’m promoting drinking, or have other objections. However, this represents a portion of my real self; I have a vibrant faith, I love my big Greek family, I love my dog – and, I LOVE cinnamon!
So, for Mother’s Day, my adult children gave me a bottle of Jack Daniels Fire, a HUGE container of cinnamon fireball candies and Jen Hatmaker’s new book, “Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire.” (All are evidence they know me very well!)
So…what about you? My question isn’t, what did you get for Mother’s Day, but are you able to embrace and celebrate who you really are? If not, maybe now’s the time to learn how. I have no doubt you’re marvelous – and the world will change when you know that too!
*Side note: I know that for many people, alcohol can be problematic and may, therefore, need to be avoided. Obviously, alcohol isn’t the point of this post. 🙂