Tooting One’s Own Horn
Such a sight!
This makes me think of the scene in Alice in Wonderland where the Mad Hatter and the March Hare are celebrating their unbirthdays. Alice had never heard of such a thing; since she had only celebrated her birthday. Her new friends wanted her to know that she was missing out on 364 celebrations!
This is similar to how I view tooting one’s own horn… Fore, if we wait for someone to notice all of wonderfulness about us we may have to wait a long time. So, instead we can pat ourselves on the back and kiss our own brains every day.
It doesn’t mean we have to shout it from the rooftops, although that’s not a bad idea. It just means, why miss an opportunity to give ourselves a bit of credit. Lord knows we do enough self-criticizing.
So pass me the horn, I’ve got some tooting to do!
The angels have a bit to say on this too:
Dear ones, yes you should toot your own horn. You are wondrous and full of the glory of God. Yes, you are wonderful. So full of love. Dear ones shout for joy, praise God and all his creations. Such things you do so well. You each are unique and special. So shine each of you- shine the light and love that is in instilled in each of you. From the smallest speck of wonder and amazement- the very tiny is worthy of celebration and jubilation. Be joyous. Be you. You are wonderfully made.
Thank you angels for reminding us that we are each unique and special, and therefore worthy of tooting our horns about. Blow baby blow.
Keeping the horn pressed to my lips, I am going to do a bit of horn blowing and praising the Lord for each and every one of you. You are amazing! Yes you are, a very merry unbirthday to you!