Gossip. I hate it. It’s dumb, selfish, unnecessary, and hurtful. Damaging, even.
The thing is that I’m an awful gossip. I can say the most hurtful things, not even giving it a second thought.
But it’s not my friends, family, or the people around me that I’m after. They are not the people I feel the need to shoot down. The person I’m the worst about gossiping about is myself.
The nagging thoughts and things I say about myself, whether in my head or nonchalantly to those around me in conversation, are more powerful and have more effect than I realize. When I think things about myself that are hurtful or discouraging, they affect me more than just a fleeting thought, in one ear and out the other. If I think them or say them enough, then I actually end up believing those things are true about me, and operate from those beliefs.
I don’t know why, but today this has been on my heart. I have been so challenged to only lift up and encourage, say things that bring life and truth, happiness, and joy, rather than hurt, shame, condemnation. If we hold to these standards in regards to other people (which is so important to do!!), then why don’t we take these standards to heart in the way we think and “talk” about ourselves?
So this week I’m choosing to only speak life, truth, positivity, and the potential that I have. There’s no use in letting the lies, like “I’m not good enough,” “I have nothing to offer,” or “I’m not beautiful,” start to define us. SO this week I’m thinking and saying these thoughts: I am good enough!! I have a lot to offer those around me! I AM beautiful!! Join me and see how it changes the way you think, act, and respond!
And in the spirit of speaking truth, I have to say I’m no longer an awful gossip. 🙂
These breakfast cups are easy to make, yummy, filling, and versatile! Add as many veggies as you want, and make it your own! You could even add a little bit of cooked breakfast sausage. Make a bunch of these on Sunday and have breakfasts for the entire week!
- 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
- 4 eggs
- At least 1 full cup of chopped veggies of choice (I used bell pepper, onion, and spinach)
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- sea salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Also if you haven’t cooked your quinoa yet, cook it!
- In a medium mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients together thoroughly.
- Grease a muffin tin well. Pour the egg/quinoa/veggie mixture in each muffin tin, filling each space about 3/4 full.
- Place in oven and bake for 13-15 minutes, or until the centers of each cup are fully cooked.
- Remove from oven and let cool. Enjoy!