I often find myself wondering, “Why are we so hard on ourselves?” It may even come naturally to some of us to encourage someone else and recognize that they are beautiful, smart, kind and generous. We see this in our friends.
When it comes to our own reflections in the mirror, however, we may see a conflicting report.
We are not thin enough, not tall enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough or talented enough…
And yet, I am here to tell you (and myself) that we ARE enough.
In fact, we are more than enough – and it is time to accept who we are and love ourselves for it.
The below quote speaks to the heart of the matter.
When we recognize our own strengths and capabilities, we can begin to acknowledge who we really are. We can accept ourselves – flaws and all – and learn to love ourselves for it.
We may not be gifted in the ways that our friends and colleagues are, but we certainly have talents, abilities and skills that make us unique and special. When we accept that these unique characteristics make us who we are – we can live a life of freedom and acceptance, knowing that we have a valuable contribution to make to the world.
I am here to encourage you to stop questioning your worth. Stop worrying about the imperfections that you see in the mirror. Focus your mind and energy on the strengths, values and character that set you apart as a valued member of your family and community.
When you look beyond your limitations, you will see that you are worthy.
You are special.
There is only one of you.
And you are certainly more than enough.
Elisabeth Ashliegh Gelhar