i. to allow my mirror to become my friend
to take away the negative connotation the word “mirror” holds. to be able to look at a reflection of me, no matter how stained or clear, cracked or smooth, the glass may be. to not avoid the lens of a camera and to accept the reflection it presents.
to not be afraid of saying i am beautiful. to proudly say that this is what God made. to not hide away where no one sees because i dont feel good enough.
ii. to not allow my bible to gather dust,
but rather, have the ends frayed, papers ripped, words smeared, and cover worn from being so used. to read the words like i’m squelching a great thirst. for the cover to have the imprint of my hands from the amount of times i’ve held it. to use it as a sword, shield, and comfort, just as God is my weapon, defender, and friend.
to not be afraid to use it the way i am meant too because of the pressures of this world. to not be afraid to dive deeper than the physical realm of this life, but to drench myself in the spiritual things so many people are afraid of accepting. to not be blind of the things beyond this world and to not close out my knowledge in fear of rejection.
iii. to hold my head high in the face of fear.
to be surrounded by breathing lungs and beating hearts and realize I am safe. to forget what it feels like for my stomach to turn. to not feel as though i am running into gruesome battle when i walk towards a group of people. to smile in conversation, not out of fear, but of genuine gladness for their company.
to not close myself out to the opportunities, to not hide away, because of my fear of them.
iv. to become unfamiliar with the lock on my bedroom door."
guess it’s time to just put all of my support behind Valerie and Ricky
This one. So gorgeous.
Okay I loved this performance and I think they were both cheated by not being put together from the start. But neither of them have done well this whole season until tonight! They’ve been forgettable at best! And one performance shouldn’t cancel out Serge & Carly doing amazing all season. Not to mention, Jessica & Casey won’t even be together anymore!!! Sure, they were magic in this routine and they have potential to be a great pairing, but THEY WON’T EVEN BE TOGETHER?? But you picked them in the top 10 because they had good chemistry together? When they haven’t had good chemistry with any other partners? Like wth that makes 0 sense!