I remember thinking the following when taking this pic, "I accept myself, exactly where I am right now and I am glad."
Wherever I am, there I will be. Therefore, I have used this year to accept myself, be aware of myself as it is, no denial, no facades, just facts, and use all my skills, jewels, talents and love that I have been given to love myself as I am and as I become more of who God calls me to be.
Acceptance is not approval. Acceptance simply is understanding a reality so that I can use my agency for change. Once I accepted my issues around perfectionism and compartmentalizing, I gave myself permission to work towards healing and loving myself as I am and as I become a better me. I thank God for loving me, when I hated Him most. I thank God for loving me the same when I am at my best AND when I am at my worse. I thank God for this acceptance and love. This love only propels me to become better, healthier, more whole and compassionate unto myself and others. Accept yourself. Accept where you are and know that this acceptance is the gateway for change. 🦋
Glory to God.
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