Ripples #734: Liking Me.
For our tribe of 30,316 busy people who share encouragement and gratitude.
17 June 2013
Accept everything about yourself – I mean everything. You are you and that is the beginning and the end – no apologies, no regrets.
-Clark Moustakas, shared by Paul in North Weymouth, MA
‘I want you to like me’
stickers from your forehead,
and instead place them where
they truly will do the most good:
on your mirror.
-Susan Jeffers, shared by Amy in Charlotte, NC
We do not need you to be perfect (whew).
We do, however, need you to be amazing (you are).
This requires embracing your fabulousness, and it also requires embracing your quirks and limitations and setbacks. All of them! Remember that it is possible to like yourself just as you are AND recognize you also possess a few “opportunities for improvement.” It is more than possible, actually; self acceptance an essential precursor to self improvement.
I enacted the suggestion above literally and placed a Post-It note with “I want you to like me.” on my bathroom mirror just to see what it would be like. I invite you to join me (not in my bathroom, of course–but actually posting the note on a mirror somewhere).
The Ripples Guy