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Thirsty

*this post is a "rerun" originally "aired" as a guest post by me on Tales of a Wondering Star back in April*

thirsty


No matter what we do, we're always thirsty. There just quite is nothing we can do to quench our thirst. The moment we think we've finally whetted our lips to their desire, our taste changes and the process to be filled starts all over again.

We want our hair like Rachel, get it cut, but then wish it looked like Jessica's. We spend our money on the most beautiful trendiest dress, but then the trend changes & you can't be caught dead wearing it. You spend years studying for a career, obtain it, and then realize you still feel just as lost as you ever have & wonder what you've been doing and what you will ever do with your life. Why aren't I skinny enough, athletic enough, a better dresser, have more money, more popular...?

Why do we keep chasing things that won't satisfy us & why OH WHY do we let the world (t.v., gym coach, Tyra, fashion mags, playboy, the man behind the counter, whoever!) tell us that such things will. Why is it never enough to be ourselves, to love ourselves the way we are made -- to actually CHERISH the fact that we are different, and to be secure in the fact that maybe we eat ketchup on our eggs, match the "wrong" colors together in our outfit, and date quirky men because WE like to and for no other reason.

Enough I say! Thirsting for a different identity is exhausting. Let's be revolutionary and be ourselves!

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35 comments...:

  1. Well said my friend. I completely agree!
    There is nothing more freeing than being happy just being who we were created to be...ourselves!

    Have a lovely day!
    Anna

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  2. I make a valiant effort everyday. Sometimes I win, sometimes I lose.

    Flora

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  3. Beautifully written and such an important message. I find the older I get the more comfortable I am in my own skin and don't feel I have to follow every trend... just kind of go with what I know works for me... liberating!! xo

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  4. Ah, well said friend! Loving this post just as much as I heart you! <333

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  5. I love this post. I might need to read it several times today. Very good message.

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  6. so much truth to this! i think we def do it to ourselves. we let the competition/comparison mindset take over - so we want what everyone else has!

    thanks for sharing. this is so needed for all of us!

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  7. I completely, wholeheartedly agree. In fact, I'm so glad that I read this in the morning and not at night so that I can go about my day with that extra boost of confidence in who God made ME to be! Hope you have a wonderful day, Blair! I have no doubt that this post will encourage so many people today! :]

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  8. Bravo! Reminds me of when I told my husband that an outfit he was wearing to work didn't match, he replied "I know but it's my favorite non matching outfit" and off he went. What does it matter, really?

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  9. LOVE this post. It has taken me years to get there, but I'm there.

    My favorite quote that is posted on my fridge and one of the 1st things I see every morning:

    “Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” Lao Tzu

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  10. I 100% agree!!!!
    Our flaws are what makes us human and unique.
    Thank you so much for this beautiful post and a lovely reminder to be ourselves!!!!
    Have a wonderful day!
    xoxo

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  11. how true, very said and and beautifully expressed.

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  12. Aww so true, it seems desire is one thing that will not be satisfied.

    Xoxo
    Sarah

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  13. Love it. You said that so very well. And I could NOT agree more. Love you...

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  14. LOVE this post!!! feeling this exact way and actually was having a discussion with my cousin and the mister about this. part of me thinks it is because i am driven. i obtain a goal and then need to move to the next one but when i accomplish that goal why aren't i happy i did it? why can't i bask in that glory? why can't what i just did be enough... i am trying to figure that out and it is so hard but getting there! part of me thinks that media, ads and tv portray the ideal life as being successful and accomplishing a ton of things before this journey is over but that shouldn't always be the case...life should be taken one sip at a time and to savor every sip and then breath...sigh...trying to make that my mantra :D thanks for a great post and a reminder to appreciate all that i do and am and to be happy with that! your ROCK lady!!

    xoxoxoxo,
    cb

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  15. you said this so well! thank you for this refreshing post!! :) it's so easy to get caught up in the 'latest & greatest'. i try to take several moments everyday and be thankful for NOW. we don't need all that other stuff :)

    happy thursday, friend!!

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  16. I was just thinking about this yesterday! When we want what someone else has we will never want what we already have. You said it so much better and I love you for that!

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  17. i love seeing posts like this in the blogging world. they always make me stop and think.

    i usually think "YEA!!!" in my mind. totally agree. and this is awesome.

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  18. this is perfect! it's true...if everyone could read and follow these words, the world would be a much happier place. thank you!

    <3, brooke

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  19. I loved this rerun. Sooooo true and thank you for reminding us all! :)

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  20. soo beautifully written blair!! i love it!!

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  21. Well said. It's a constant struggle that all of us experience.

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  22. Well put!
    Thanks for the reminder.
    :o)

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  23. And this my sweet sweet Blair is why I adore you so much. You are the best and I know I say this all the time but you are so darn inspiring. Love you for it. And thanks for this post. I needed it xoxo

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  24. I love this. Thanks for the inspiring words :)

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  25. I feel like I constantly thirst for more. I want to be in another stage in my life. Recently I have been reading self help books. They are helpful. But still...I adore change and regret it at the same time.
    Beautiful words Blair.

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  26. Thank you for this great reminder! I just had to share it with friends!

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  27. :) i remember reading this the first time, but it was just as impactful the second. love it.

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  28. Oh so true. Every word of it. Hate feeling like I am chasing fashion and trends and stuff. Hard to avoid in this blog world. But I too feel like I should read this every morning when I wake up.

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  29. Blair, this post is simply fantastic! I completely agree and love every word of what you said.

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  30. I concur! Well said :-) We all need reminders of this too so thank you!

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