Please make sure you can log into the system and reply to this email.
I replied all right. I told my supervisor his email was a mistake because I’d never heard of any such system. He wrote back about a training a few weeks prior, but I insisted that he’d forgotten to schedule me. He politely wrote back again with more details, so just to prove him wrong, I checked my Favorites.
I found the link to the system bookmarked in a relevant folder. And yet I still had no clue what he was talking about.
I know a thing or two about shame.
I hid the memory loss and cognitive difficulties behind excuses and denial for years, but secrets have a way of piling up. A few months ago, test results revealed cognitive impairment and memory disorder caused by a rare brain disease. Or is it memory impairment and cognitive disorder? I get it mixed up, along with so many simple things that I know one day but it’s gone the next.
Yeah, I know about shame.
But since the diagnosis, I’m learning to deal with both the cognitive issues and the embarrassment. I loved Therese Boedeker’s post There is No Shame in Feeling Shame because she reminded me that I’m not alone and I have a choice.Find out the Truth About Shame in Today's Grace & Truth with Theresa Boedeker Click To Tweet
We don’t want to live with shame that is accusing us. Defeating us. Keeping us from reaching our goals. Telling us we are not enough. Rewriting our core-beliefs.
Both God and Theresa want all of us to walk in freedom from shame. We don’t have to hide from shame. When I feel defective, I can run to the God who knows me, loves me anyway, and makes me whole, brain damage and all.
No matter what you are hiding today — and we’re all hiding something — you’ll find freedom knowing that shame is normal and you can choose how to deal with it.
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Now For This Week’s Link Up!
Let’s bless and encourage one another in our walk with the Lord…
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We hope you’ll join us in welcoming Lisa to our group of hostesses.
She has been linking up with Grace & Truth for quite some time and we are thrilled to have her on board.
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