Little Strengths

I love gifting but sometimes I second guess myself. This year, I got my mom an O-cedar spin mop for her birthday. I use this mop for work and it has changed my life. I love mopping now! Last year I heard my mom say she wanted one, several times. They have a dog and my sisters at home still so I knew it would make her life easier. So while I second guessed away in my head, I bought it for her. She literally did a HAPPY DANCE when I gave it to her and texted me the next morning at 7:30am that she was mopping her floors! And it made me feel so warm and fuzzy inside to see how much she loved it and I realized that giving gifts is a little strength of mine!

So I started looking for other little strengths and I started acknowledging their worth. Yes, I’m good at writing and cooking and hosting but those things seem like more of a big strength to me. I’m talking about the little ones like being good at hugs. I’m good at texting back. I’m good at listening. I’m good at being intentional. These tiny things are worth noting, especially because they help make you who you are!

This month, our thrive tip is know your strength and I want to say, it doesn’t have to be a big deal to be a strength. Maybe your strength is that you wash the dishes every single night before you go to bed. Maybe your strength is you can make grocery store flowers look like a million bucks. Maybe your strength is putting together the best charcuterie in the city. Maybe your strength is calling your friends on their birthday. We honor those strengths too! Strength is strength, no matter how small. Acknowledge yours today and share your favorite little strength with us on social media!

Casey Watkins has been married to her IT handyman for ten years. Together, they live in an old house on the east side of Indianapolis with their cats, Charlie and Hermione. In their nine years of infertility, they’ve renovated their house, visited Iceland and baked a lot of cake. You can read more about Casey on her Instagram, chasing_cozy!

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