I saw this quote below today and it started me thinking about self acceptance. Why is it so hard for some of us to accept ourselves and appreciate the uniqueness of what we have to offer? Do we focus too much on our weaknesses and shortcomings instead of celebrating our strengths?
I believe that one of my biggest fortunes in life was being raised by parents who could laugh at themselves and not take life too seriously. They taught me by example about hard work, morals and ethics but they were not the type of parents that pushed me to be perfect ~ they always accepted me for who I was, shortcomings and all. What this ingrained in me was that it’s okay to not be perfect and I am still a worthy person.
So with this being said, I have come up with a challenge for all of you. I am interested to see how many of you can write a sentence about why you are a beautiful person ~ not physically speaking of course, but your spirit, your heart, your soul.
This is not a “bragging” session, it is an exercise in expressing a little self-acceptance and appreciation for yourself. After all, isn’t that what we are all really after in life? Could that be the secret to ultimate happiness? I’m wondering how easy or difficult this will be for you to do. I hope you find easy. Celebrate yourself!