Sunday, September 28, 2008

Accept your self part 2

I found Celtic Mom's post through Mary's post, and what they were saying went along with the accepting yourself journey I've been on.

Celtic Mom talks about how we compare yourselves to others and end up with an "unjustified inferiority complex". She reminds us that we are all unique and each one of us is special in some way, but the sad thing is that we tend to focus on what we think is wrong with ourselves instead of on what is right. She challenges us to find pride and joy in being who we are, instead of wishing we were someone else.

That's not always easy, but it is important. We have to remember that God created each one of us unique and if we are busy trying to be someone else, then we are missing God's plan to be who He means for us to be. Instead of looking at others and trying to be like them we need to look at ourselves and be who we were meant to be.

I know all this, but I still couldn't bring myself to list 10 things I like about myself like Celtic Mom and Mary asked. I like the idea, but it's just too hard. Sorry. I am, however, working on seeing the positives, not the negatives, and even trying to realize that some of what I see as negatives may in fact be positives. I am meant to be me, not a carbon copy of someone else.


Alison said...

It's easy to focus on what everyone else is doing right and what we are doing wrong. "How can they do all that?", I often ask myself. Then I stop and think. "Look at all the things I'm doing that they are neglecting", I tell myself. Then I realize that we are all just different and on different paths and we all do good stuff.

Relax and take a cup of tea with a friend. It gives time to appreciate the good stuff!

Jean Marie said...

This is one of the reasons I am so happy to have you as a cyber friend!
You are no carbon copy!!