Monday, February 15, 2010

Monday Moments - This is me...

Recently I had a conversation with a friend about my blog and more specifically about the poem you'll find on your left, "A Moment of Me". It's a poem I wrote several years ago and really what I want to be the inspiration for my blog.

I love to write. I have always loved to write, since I was very young. But for years I never shared any of my writing with anyone outside my family. It's always been pretty personal to me. When I finally decided to let others read some of my writing, I realized there could be great joy and fulfillment in sharing my experiences and emotions with those around me.

What I have learned from opening, what is essentially my heart, to the world is that in the vast scheme of things, we're not very different. No matter where we come from, our backgrounds, our vast talents and abilities, our life experiences...everything that could potentially make us different, at the core actually brings us together and makes us very much the same. We're all just people, striving to do our best in our own little corner of life. We all long to be loved, to give love, and to find happiness.

What bothers me, is that so many people don't focus on what makes us the same, only what makes us different. They revel in finding the faults of others and setting people apart from themselves. They like to make fun of or criticize things they don't understand, out of what's most likely jealousy. There's nothing wrong with the desire to be unique, but not if the intention is to place oneself above others or to make people feel less valued or important. We are all of great value and importance. We all have things to contribute in our own unique way. Again, that is what ironically makes us the same.

Which brings me back to my poem, "A Moment of Me". It's genuinely how I feel about myself...well 99% of the time. I admit I have my failings, my bad days, and my moments of doubt. But through out my life I have learned to truly accept myself for who I am..the good, the bad, the beautiful, and the sometimes ugly. I am not perfect. I'm striving to be a little more perfect everyday, but I'm far from my destination.

One of my New Year resolutions this year was to become the kind of person who makes people feel good about themselves, and to surround myself with people who do the same for me. I have wonderful people in my life. People who I love and with one phone call or simple conversation make me feel like I'm on top of the world. I long to be that for others as well. That is my most important goal this year.

When I write and share my recipe with you, I try to share a little about myself; glimpse into my life. I hope eventually you'll see who I am. A wife, a mom, a woman, a daughter, a sister, a friend...someone who loves what I do, loves who I am, and would do anything for those in my life. This blog is one of the ways I hope to share my talents, as well as my life experiences in an uplifting and positive manner.

I love your comments. I love your questions, your idea's and your feedback. I apologize if I don't always get the time to respond. My time on the computer can be limited with a very demanding 18 month old running around. But please know that I appreciate and value every one who takes the time to share my life with me!

Copyright © 2009 by Mindika N. Thiebaud


Brooke said...

I love your blog! Seriously, it is one of my 'go to' blogs when looking for a recipe. Thanks for sharing yourself with the world. It is truly a pleasure!

Julie Kaye said...

You are fabulous--You are an inspiration! Thanks for being that kind of person that makes a person WANT to rise up and BE better, happier, and more loving!

Frieda Loves Bread said...

You hit the nail on the head, surround yourself with people who uplift and inspire you. Thanks for sharing a little bit of yourself and for making our day a little bit brighter~

JR and Brynn said...

Mindi, you have such an amazing gift with words. Even just this post is poetic. I love to read your writing and knowing you makes your beautiful writing even more meaningful to me. Love your blog and love you guys so much!

Brady and Erika said...

I just love you so much. I hope you know that. I came near tears reading this post because you inspire me so much to be the best I can and love everything around me. I just feel truly honored to be related to you. Brady aside (as much as I love him), I know the Lord brought us together and I am so grateful for that. ~e~

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