I don’t like accepting weakness.
I like to think that I’m all powerful and can tackle anything that comes my way. But I can’t. I’m human, like everyone else on this planet. I have limitations and I fall short. But learning to adapt within those limitations can be exciting. I think it’s what we are here for.
This is a huge step for me. For most of my life I have held myself responsible for things that go wrong, even if they are not in any way my fault. But now I will do my best to recognize my limits and responsibilities and when something falls within them I will move on.
I mess up. And while most people around me will forgive me and tell me it’s okay, I often don’t forgive myself. My most common response is “I should have been able to do this. I should have been better.”
No more shoulds. If you catch me saying should, please remind me to stop.
I forgive myself for eating things that are bad for me.
I forgive myself for saying the wrong thing to the people I love.
I forgive myself for “not being good enough”.
I forgive myself for leaving my writing behind.
I forgive myself for not being ready to do what the people around me can do.
I forgive myself for messing up.
You can too.