On Halloween every year, my husband and I dress up with our kids. We try to go as some sort of a theme, just because, well it’s fun and I’m a big kid at heart. This year, we took a turn towards the medieval theme because my son wanted to be a knight and my daughter wanted to be Maleficent. So, my husband went as a farm boy and I went as an elf. I worked pretty hard on my sons and daughters costume, making the knight amour out of Reynolds bake wear and duck tape.We set off to trick or treat, and of course a cold front came in so COLD was an understatement.
As we were walking along we ran into someone we knew. “OH cool costume Mandy”, they say to me. What does my awkward self do. I pat my son on the top of his head and reply, “He’s a knight”. Not a Thank you, like should have came out of my mouth. She gave me a “DUH” type stare, I did my little awkward chuckle and we parted ways.”Why didn’t I just say thank you.” I kept saying to myself, and sort of beating myself up for being so, well awkward.
The incident kept running through my head over and over again, and I felt more and more embarrassed. But, then the more I got thinking on it, the more I got tickled with myself over it. That’s just the way I am, so why get embarrassed about it? I know I am awkward, so I should own it right?I tend to spend more time feeling insecure about the way I am, but why? Own it!
Own the person God created you to be. You never know who’s watching and who you are inspiring just being you. The truest people love you for just who you are whether you’re quirky, awkward, inquisitive, shy, talkative, whatever. Own who you are, and never feel embarrassed about it.