January 21, 2015
NEW SERIES: THE CHATROOM | ON HUMILITY.
New series alert, friends! I've been meaning to create a new series that not only cultivates community on my blog, but in the blogging world in general. I love it when people discuss with other bloggers on my blog and I love it when I find other bloggers to follow in the comments section of blogs, too. Little known fact: that's where I'll often discover new blogs to read!
So what's The Chatroom all about? Well, I hope to create an articles club of sorts. Every now and then, I'll share a blog post that resonated with me, ask you to read it, and then we'll share about our thoughts and reactions. In many respects, it's something that I already do--having been inspired by another blogger's work. My goal is that it really opens up the comments section and lets people share their thoughts and stories.
And even though I know we're all adults here, all I ask is that we be respectful of everyone's (including the original blogger who wrote the post!!!) thoughts. Often times, the posts I share and then reflect upon will be posts about life, faith, and the like. And I'll only write about my own personal experiences. So there really won't be any reason why bashing will happen--but please still be kind and respectful!
So here goes the first post. I came across Hayley's blog, The Tiny Twig, a few years back, but only really read it here and there. I came across this post of hers last year, but haven't really taken the time to read it with much thought until recently.
---------I'll wait while you take a few moments to read it (cue the awkward elevator music).---------
So what do you think? What are YOUR thoughts on humility?
To be honest, I stink at it, especially when it comes to asking/admitting I need help. My organized personality likes to do things on my own. I hate asking for help but I'll often mask that pride because I don't want to inconvenience someone and I don't want to add more to their plates. And if someone does do something for me? Then I have this internal light that flashes in my mind that I owe them; even if it was something as small as making copies for me in the copy room at work.
But if humility means "the quality or state of not thinking you are better than other people", then being humble means that I'm not better than other people. And that just like everyone else, I'm not perfect. I need help, just like the next person. And even if it's hard, I need to let people help me out and admit that I can't do it all on my own. Which may be easier said than done, but it's still something that I need to say.
What is YOUR definition of humility? Do you have any tips for staying humble in the blogworld and in day-to-day life?