“Let’s dare to be ourselves, for we do that better than anyone else can.” — S. Briggs.
It’s been called the bravest thing we can do in this life. Some people commit themselves to it. Others never get there. But what do we have if not a commitment to be fully, consciously and authentically who we are, without apology or excuse, flaws and all? Mind you, this isn’t carte blanche to be mean, corrupt, or otherwise an a*hole to everyone in your life. There’s no “get out of jail card free” for that.
This is about accepting yourself as a glorious, unique, sometimes-confusing work in progress. And knowing that you’re OK, wherever you are along the journey. Both on “good days” when you’re in the zone and knocking it out of the park, and on “bad days” when you don’t even know which end is up.
You know, all any of us can do is our best, and realize that tomorrow’s a new day, another opportunity to be true to yourself, kind to yourself, and most of all, forgiving of yourself.