Be a pineapple

Be a Pineapple

Be a Pineapple. Stand tall. Wear a crown. Be sweet on the inside. Is that not just divine? Ever since I first saw this phrase on Instagram it spoke volumes to me.

Be a pineapple

How to be a pineapple

Stand Tall

Pineapples are sturdy don’t you think? Standing tall and alone like a pineapple means that you are not allowing yourself to feel defeated. You are trusting in God and standing tall in the face of adversity and doubt. There’s a wonderful saying that says instead of faking it just faith it!

Remind yourself that what you are going through now is temporary and will not overwhelm you (Isaiah 43:2). Stand tall with a confidence that can only come from God.

Standing tall means knowing who you are and staying the course. Don’t conform to what others are doing if you feel you should be different. It’s those differences that makes you who you are.

Wear a crown

Women will always take care of everyone else first before themselves. Being there for others is good but you are also important. Make yourself a priority and believe that you are valued. Don’t let anyone knock your confidence. Wear your figurative crown on your head and know that you are someone special. Pamper yourself, groom, eat well and dress sharp. Don’t be timid, be bold. A pineapple does not have a tiny little crown but a tall one that stands up very high above the actual pineapple making it seem majestic!

Remind yourself that you are “wonderfully and fearfully made” (Psalm 139:14).

Be sweet on the inside

The most interesting thing about a pineapple is it’s misleading appearance. It’s a perfect example that looks can be deceiving.

On the outside a pineapple can be described as tough, prickly, beautiful, strong and hard. On the inside is a whole different story! On the inside a pineapple is super sweet.

For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7

Appearance don’t really matter only how you are on the inside. Being sweet and kind to people and also sweet to yourself is what counts. The world would be a much better place if we could all be more like a pineapple.

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Anthea O'Neill is a wife and proud mom of three. She is front-end web developer, blogger and a self-proclaimed glitter & yarn addict. Anthea's Project Life is a blog for the modern mom.

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  1. Oh I love this post – how beautiful Anthea!

    1. Thank you so much Cat!

  2. Oh yes, we should all be pineapples. Wear a our crowns and be sweet on the inside. I love this metaphor a lot 🙂

  3. Pamela says:

    I loved this post so much that I had to read it again at work. Till this morning I was so bogged down with self-doubt and misery but after reading your article late last night I had a paradigm shift …. MY WHOLE WORLD LOOKS BRIGHTER FOR IT! I am not a victim but a conquerer. I’M WEARTING MY CROWN AND CONQUERING MY FEARS!!!! A VICTOR INDEED!!!!!!

    1. That’s awesome, Pineapple Mom!

  4. Awwww I love this Anthea!
    Thank you fellow pineapples!

    1. You’re welcome, Pineapple!

  5. I had never heard of the ditty regarding a pineapple. Then, you wrote about it so well. I love how you incorporated scriptures to fit with it. So many women need to read this and truly BELIEVE it. Thank you!

    1. Pamela says:


    2. Thank you as always, Pineapple Julie 🙂

  6. Pamela Overmeyer says:

    I love this post. Lord make me a pineapple?

  7. I love this post, I’m off to be a pineapple 🙂

    1. Pamela says:

      Yes, lets all be a pineapple. What a great initiative. Anthea you are amazing. Never stop blogging because you don’t realise how many of us you have inspired. Let’s see how many pineapples are creative through your very imaginative innovation.

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