Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Day 99 - Tuesday 8th April

The Seven Deadly Sins - PRIDE

PRIDE - is excessive belief in one's own abilities that interferes with the individual's recognition of the grace of God. It has been called the sin from which all others arise. Pride is also known as Vanity.

How do I interpret this prompt? I am proud of lots of things but not to the extent where it is an unreasonable proudness or me being arrogant. I am proud of ZoĆ« and of what she can do and how she is growing up. I am proud that I have done this whilst more or less working full time. I am proud that I have a strong marriage and a loving family. I am proud of what I have achieved in life when I didn’t have the best of starts and grew up in a single parent family where my Mum struggled financially to bring us up. I have had a good education and have worked hard to get where I am career-wise.
The other side to this prompt is vanity. I am not at all vain. I hate looking at myself in the mirror as all I see is a fat person staring back at me. I know I am not thin and I have a poor sense of body image about myself. However the person staring back at me seems to be fatter than I think I am and definitely bigger than I should be. This week I have started to try to do something about this.
Watch this space...

6 comments:

Beejay said...

Lovely journalling and a lovely picture of you.

knitkath said...

What a lovely picture of you! And great journalling too! Do any of us like looking in the mirror?

Mary B said...

I love your beautiful smile, and your honest journaling

willowthewysp said...

Thats a beaytiful picture of you:)

Steph said...

Agree with the others you do have a beautiful smile

Shirley said...

Very sincere journalling Claire and lovely photo of you.