100 Days of Journal Prompts: Day 5

Each day, laptop and children permitting, I’ll share a prompt that’s been on my mind, and a few of my thoughts.

You are welcome to share your own perspective in the comments, or just journal it out!


What does humility mean to me?

We touched on humility yesterday; today, let’s bring it into focus.

Growing up, I always equated humility with demure, soft-spoken, non-argumentative, etc…

The older I get, the more that perception is challenged, but, if that isn’t humility, then what is?

Some dictionaries define humility as “a low view of one’s own importance”, or “a sense of unworthiness”.

As a matter of fact, I would flip that on its head.

I can and will be wrong sometimes, but, because I know my worth, I’m not afraid to learn by experience. And, because I know my worth, I deeply value and appreciate my fellow learners.

Simply put, humility = a willingness to learn, a respect for the process and for others.

For me, it also means recognizing the source of my strength. In my darkest moments, I am never alone, and that’s a gift.

What does humility mean to you? Is it possible to “humbly” take a stand? Where do boundaries come into play? How does knowing your worth work hand in hand with humility?

❀ Jenny

6 thoughts on “100 Days of Journal Prompts: Day 5

    1. My husband and I were just talking about work ethic yesterday. It’s such a powerful skill to learn growing up. I hope we can teach that to our children. Your home growing up sounds like a great one πŸ™‚

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  1. Another great topic! I remember reading this definition of humility: Not thinking more highly or lowly of yourself than God thinks of you. I’ve always liked this definition because it is the ultimate humility – deferring to God’s view not our own. It corresponds well with your concept of teachability. Our opinion does not matter, not of others and not even of ourselves. Paul said that he did not even judge himself. What does God say? We are always learners in God’s class!

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