Week 1 exercises– Pick at least one of the following to help you incorporate this week’s focus in your life:
- Think about something you’re grateful for
- Tell yourself something that you love about yourself
- Read an inspirational quote first thing in the morning
- Wake up and think about 10 beautiful things in your life
- Do something nice for yourself
- Dedicate some time to yourself
- Give yourself a break
- Think of 5 good things for every negative thought
- Come up with your own self-kindness exercise
Tip: If you find yourself being too hard or critical with yourself- acknowledge the thoughts or feelings, accept them for what they are in the moment you’re in, and release them. Take a deep breath in and when you breathe out through your mouth, imagine you blowing those thoughts as far away as you can. On the next breath in, inhale kindness, gentleness, love, peace, and utter positivity. Repeat as necessary.
I have decided to participate in the kindness challenge. I am sharing something that I love about myself. I find this challenge difficult as I am a giver by nature.
I will be reflecting on Proverbs 31: 10-30
verse 10: Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
VIRTUOUS: striving for moral excellence.
A virtuous woman is striving to be as godly as she can be, this woman learns how to say “no” to immorality.
(verse 11) The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. A virtuous woman should draw in her husband so he does not wander from her.
(verse 12) She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. A virtuous woman will do good for her husband and stay away from evil.
A virtuous woman can draw in her lost husband.
We read this in 1 Peter 3:1 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversations of the wives.
(verse 15) She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. A virtuous woman has godly consideration.
(verse 17) She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. A virtuous woman makes sure she is fit in order to provide for her household and care for herself and her family.
(verse 20) She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.A virtuous woman has a godly conscious.
(verse 21-22) She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household [are] clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing [is] silk and purple. A virtuous woman is no afraid to do work.
(verse 23) Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.A virtuous woman speaks kindly about her husband and only praises him to others, never puts him down in front of others. She exemplifies her husband.
(verse 25)Strength and honour [are] her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. A virtuous woman knows how to dress godly.
(verse 26) She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue [is] the law of kindness. A virtuous woman speaks of kindness and has godly speech without foul language.
(verse 28) Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband [also], and he praiseth her.A virtuous woman is cheerfulness to her children, family and others.
(verse 30) Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.Are you a Proverbs 31 Virtuous Woman?
I will give praise and honor to our Father God for providing me the living word in order for me to understand what it takes to be a virtuous woman.
After reviewing these qualities, I can give thanks to God for giving me wisdom and strength to be a virtuous woman.