Sometimes we subconsciously judge and categorize people and forget to ACCEPT others BECAUSE they are different. (Unknown)
The holidays may be over but that doesn’t mean the gift giving needs to end. As we make our way into the New Year one thought that crossed my mind was about the acceptance of others. How often have you found yourself judging someone, instead of just accepting them for who they are? As Brian Tracy once put it, “The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.”
I invite you to join me in a promise, a promise to accept others, with no judgements or resentments. Together let’s give the gift of acceptance every day.
Acceptance of others (including their looks, behaviors, and beliefs) brings you a sense of inner peace and tranquility. Instead of anger and resentment. (Unknown)
While we’re at it, let’s not forget to extend that acceptance to ourselves. Often times we are our own worst critic, judging ourselves to an extreme that causes depression. Our imperfections are what make each of us unique and beautiful. Let’s promise to accept ourselves for who we are and love ourselves unconditionally.
I forgive myself for having believed for so long that I was never good enough. From now on, I am my own best friend. I love and accept myself unconditionally. (Unknown)
If we find ourselves slipping into self criticism, we can be willing to keep reminding ourselves of gentle self acceptance.
May your hearts embrace change and acceptance as we greet the New Year. Will you make this promise with me?
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