Know Yourself - First Comes the Eggs

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, 
but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
Proverbs 13:12

Do you know who you really are?
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This was the question Maggie Carpenter (played by Julia Roberts) had to answer in The Runaway Bride. Maggie is on her fourth engagement. She's already left three broken hearts at the altar which earns her the unfortunate nickname of the runaway bride. 

As the movie unfolds it becomes clear to Ike Graham (played by Richard Gere) the investigative reporter who is monitoring her nuptials that she has no idea who she is. Graham interviews her thwarted loves and her current fiance and asks each of them how she takes her eggs. Their identical reply, "Same as I do."

Today, we continue our trek to emotional well-being by getting to know ourselves.

As a woman, I tend to shove aside my own needs, wants and desires for the sake of attempting to meet everyone else's. This practice detracts from my emotional well-being. One of the healthiest gifts we give ourselves and those we love is to truly be in touch with our dreams, hopes, desires and even preferences. 

Talk a walk and let your heart wander.

Spend a long morning sipping coffee and drinking in your dreams.

This is a daily battle for me and one I have to recalibrate regularly. Love yourself and those important to you enough to get to know yourself - not who you and others expect or need you to be. Emotional well-being will inch one step closer.

Are there unfulfilled hopes or unrecognized needs in your life? What is one step you could take today toward cracking those eggs wide open?

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