Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Aren't nicknames interesting?

Some people love nicknames others are embarrassed by theirs. Some nicknames are fleeting others last for years. I got my nickname from a co-worker at camp during high school. Honestly, I haven't thought much of it recently until today.

I recently experienced a loss. No need to go into the details now, but I've been struggling with it for a few days. I emailed the other members of church council to let them in on this change in my life and two responses appeared in my inbox within moments of each other with a similar reaction. The message: you'll get through it, Rachel. After all, it's in your nickname. You see my nickname, Mighty, is in my email address.

Mighty could be defined as showing superior power or strength. I'm a fairly petite women, but I think the word describes me. I am strong. I can be powerful. I will make it through this challenging time. Actually, this struggle will probably help me become even mightier. 

In conclusion, I'm thankful for the people in my life that care about my well being and future. I'm so lucky to have this support system. I'm incredibly thankful for that nickname given to me years ago. I've always loved it, but today it became even more meaningful. Here's to being myself - to being Mighty. 

Do you have a nickname? How do you feel about it? Does it provide you with determination or does it feel defeating? 

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