Friday, April 6, 2012

Humility


Man, I have never felt pressured while blogging until today.
Something about it being the last post before Easter makes me all,
"You have to have it fun!"
"You have to make it Spring-like!"
"You have to make it profound!"

But this quote by C.S. Lewis has been ringing in my heart for the last few weeks so I thought,
"Maybe other people might want to talk about it, also."
It is Easter, after all.

Humility.
Gosh. I think Mr. Lewis nailed it right on the head.
Obsessing about my weaknesses is not humility.
Thinking I'm not as good as the next person is not humility.
Telling myself I need to do, be, act, think better is not humility.

Being a good listener is humility.
Charity is humility.
Loving others unconditionally is humility.
Praying for others is humility.
Not assuming is humility.
Recognizing another's need is humility.
Giving more than you have is humility.




I feel uncomfortable giving any sort of advice on this blog.
I am an expert in nothing.
(except marshmallows, cotton candy, and s'mores.)
This is more for me than anyone else so I can hear your thoughts on humility and be uplifted by you.



Have a beautiful Easter, my good friends.
Love to you all.
ps... when I started writing this post I was riddled with anxiety.
Life seems much more calm now.
Thank you.

26 comments:

  1. To me, humility is putting yourself on the line. Blocking out interference around you, and focusing on the needs of others. In a word, I believe humility is selflessness.

    Happy, Happy {Almost} Easter, Tiffany! :)

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  2. I've always loved this quote by C.S. Lewis and it's so true.

    Happy Easter to you too!

    (And no worries on the cookies! :) )

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  3. What a beautiful and timely post. Thanks for sharing today. You made me stop and think in the middle of all of the Easter eggs and jellybeans :)

    Have a wonderful Easter weekend, sweetie! xoxo

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  4. I absolutely love that quote.

    Have a happy Easter friend!

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  5. what i wouldn't give to meet that man!!!

    thanks for sharing the quote and sharing your thoughts!

    xo

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  6. I think this is a great post, and something we can all stand to hear every now and then. Also, I'm going to go make oven s'mores now. Thanks :)

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  7. That's a great quote and SO true. Happy Easter, Tiffany! :)

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  8. Amen! Couldn't be said better! Our Easter is not until 15th, but this next week is loaded with services that focus just on that.I love your beautiful words. True, true, and true.

    Olya

    www.livingnotesfromnyc.com

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  9. So true hun! I hope you have a wonderful Easter family.

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  10. This is a beautiful post. I hope you have a wonderful Easter with your family.

    P.S. I'm so glad I know who to come to with my marshmallow questions! : )

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  11. Too true, but I think true humility is realizing that we need our Saviour, that we are nothing without Him. And that, is the perfect message before Easter begins.

    Your blog is uplifting because you share true emotions, and not just your happy ones. I think people out there are yearning for that.

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  12. What a beautiful quote, and a lovely post. Happy Easter, darling.

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  13. Beautiful quote and wonderful post! Have a happy Easter!

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  14. c.s. lewis is one of my fave writers. have a wonderful easter, friend! <3

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  15. Such a wonderful quote. I hope you have a lovely Easter weekend!

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  16. Happy Easter! Beautiful quote, thanks for sharing. I wish I could know you in real life :)

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  17. hope you have a fantastic weekend my dear... and relax!

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  18. I love the quote. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on humility. I recently found your blog, and I love the dance pictures. I used to dance as a little girl, and I loved it.

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  19. I love C S Lewis, and this quote is so true.
    Thank you for sharing, and happy Easer.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  20. Humility is a very good lesson. Happy Easter, gorgeous!

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  21. Great message! I hope you had a great easter and no longer feel any pressure.

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  22. C.S. Lewis seriously knew his stuff. What I love the most about this quote is the unspoken words of how God views us and what he wants for us. He doesn't want us to put ourselves down and tell ourselves we're worthless, but to recognize that all we have depends on him. It is not about puffing ourselves up. It's recognizing that all things come from God (including our talents) and having gratitude for the things we have been given. Using our gifts to it's full capacity and blessing others lives in the process because it's just a natural part of what we do. Not a forced decision based on what others will think about us if we don't. I almost think of it has an unconscious decision to help another. It's just a reaction to pain and suffering. When we are truly humble, words of flattery from our fellow man do not affect us. Because our ultimate goal is to please Heavenly Father. We don't let flattery go to our head which is what I think (in part) CS Lewis was trying to say. I hope that all made sense! Thanks for the food for thought. Definitely a topic worth pondering about. :)

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  23. tiffany, you are beautiful, inside and out! hope you got to have a great meaningful easter close to the ones you love !!

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  24. i look forward to reading your blog everyday :)

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