Almost every image you see is altered in some way so that the person in it appears more attractive. Meanwhile the images you see of your own body are not altered.
People who are affected by toxic perfectionism procrastinate working on a project they deeply care about because they are so overwhelmed with worry that once the project gets underway, their efforts won’t be good enough.
If you told me this was a once in a lifetime sunset I’d believe you, but it happens every night.
If this broke me, that would be okay too. I’ve been broken over less.
No one told us to go or gave us money or even told us how to be careful.
I think it’s time for me to shine the flashlight in the dark corners of my mind and talk about what I see there.
Later on, I learned that Columbine students who were trapped in the building that afternoon were watching the same news coverage I was.
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Instead of cancelling someone, can we be patient with them? Can we let them be an imperfect human being and love them anyway?
In our relationships and interactions with ourselves and others, we see what we want to see.