We look at other people and we see them through a lens whose perception is dictated by factors like our upbringing, our social status, the stereotypes that have been etched into our brains by our parents and the media over the course of our lives.
Life’s not a race. Love’s not a race. Stop competing.
1. Remember That Your Friends Aren’t Doing Well Either.
We are all people. We all have been happy. We all have been sad. We all have felt love.
They’re perfect. I have shitty skin and frizzy hair, so you know what? I’m gonna brag about them.
I love my perfect boobs. I adore my pink lipstick.
We need to treat ourselves with the respect, admiration and pride we would with any other best friend: if someone was putting them down, we’d stand up for them. If someone was hurting them, we’d pretty much kick their ass. If good things were coming their way, we’d jump up and down with excitement, proud of what they’ve accomplished.
Being grateful shouldn’t be set aside for the holidays; it should be a way of life.
There is so much healing power in being vulnerable and letting others be there for you. Just don’t move into that place of sadness and never leave. Inhabiting heartbreak is not how you move on.
I’m sorry men. You see I’m the one messed up and no one’s managed to really fix me.