She never did feel quite good enough. Hair too short. Body too big. Crooked teeth. Bushy eye brows. Ugly shoes. Tried too hard. Too much of something’s. Too little of other things.
Hello and welcome to the majority of my life.
Raise your hand if you can relate? Self doubt and insecurity are traits we all possess. It’s not a welcome gift but one that we all commonly share. Maybe my adjectives are different than yours but we all carry around something.
I’ve been thinking a lot about “being enough” lately. I’ve wasted a lot of days (yikes…dare I say years?) worrying and wringing my hands over my short comings. There are more than a few. Surely it’s my (fill in the blank) that’s holding me back?
But what if we removed that kind of stinkin’ thinking? What if instead of worrying about all the things we aren’t….we rejoice and celebrate all the things we are? I read a quote once that said something along the lines of “Be kind to yourself. It’s hard to be happy when someone is mean to you all the time.” Wow – aha moment. I would never speak to someone the way I speak to myself. I’d never tell someone that their crooked teeth were ugly. Or that their ass was huge in those jeans. Why do I tell myself those things?
Being kind to each other is really important. Being kind to yourself is more important. You only truly have yourself in this world. Yes – some of us have parents, husbands/wives, children, friends, etc. But you really are the only person that you can control. Why not show a little love to yourself? Be as gentle and understanding to yourself as you would to any friend. Better yet – why not be your own best friend?
Life has a funny way of moving forward whether you take a seat or not. I don’t want to waste another minute with inferiority. We are all worth so much more. I’m high fiving myself – quirks and all. Who’s next in line for a high five?