Be Your Own You

According to Google, Inspiring is defined as:

1) Fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, esp. to do something creative.
2) Create (a feeling, esp. positive one) in a person.

I think inspiring is one of my favorite words. Right next to: inspiration, inspirational, inspire, and inspired. Oh and the word, homegirl, I really like that word too. Hehe.

Have you ever been filled with the urge + ability to do + feel something positive before? Please share with me and share with others. I live for stories about awe-inspiring moments + people.

My sweet friend Erika, is awe-inspiring. She creates inspiration (<— there’s that fav word of mine again) in my soul. Because of her I want to be better. Create more. Live more like Jesus.

Erika, has battled an eating disorder (ED) for 15 years. And ED has won every battle until 9 months ago. He finally lost when she gave up and gave in to God. This past Sunday she received her 9 month chip. What looks like a simple circle keychain, was not even close to simple to receive. My dear friend fought extremely hard to regain a positive self esteem, to see food as nourishing and see people as good. Her identity was no longer dressed in size 0 clothes but instead found in God’s beautiful, perfect plan + purpose for her life. That is positively, mind altering, inspiring. Dressed in humility and showered with grace, Erika’s self love, overflowed to others. Every brick ever thrown at her was used to build a bridge for others to join her on her journey. Every day she chooses to love the vessel God gave her. A vessel that carries one of the most beautiful, delicate souls to ever grace this planet.

The shirt I am wearing above is from the company she now works for, { www.beyourownyou.org } Like the company’s motto “Every Girl Deserves Healthy Self Esteem”, Erika’s heart mimics the same beliefs. I smile because I am inspired. I am fueled by Erika’s passion for creating a beautiful life for not only her but those who are so blessed to live life with her.

According to me, Erika’s face should be found right next to Inspiring.

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3 comments

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  2. Can I simply just say what a relief to find someone who actually knows
    what they are discussing over the internet. You certainly realize how to bring a problem to light and make it important.
    More and more people really need to read this and understand
    this side of the story. I can’t believe you are not more popular since you most certainly have the gift.

  3. Can I simply just say what a relief to find someone who actually knows
    what they are discussing over the internet. You certainly realize how to bring a problem to light and make it important.
    More and more people really need to read this and understand
    this side of the story. I can’t believe you are not more popular since you most certainly have the gift.