- We accepted others exactly how they are and for exactly who they are?
- We gave that same gift of acceptance to ourselves?
- We moved past stereotypes, hate, judgments?
- We showed much compassion and care to those we encountered?
- We didn’t feel the need to prove ourselves?
- We let go of our fears?
- We treated our mistakes and failures, not as deficiencies or inadequacies, but as tools for growth?
- We simply chose to live our own free, empowered, beautiful lives?
- Stop feeling anxious about any supposed incompetencies.
- Ask for help when I need it.
- Stop caring what other people think about my parenting skills and choices.
- Stop caring about the negative things I think people are thinking about me. Period.
- Share my own thoughts more openly even when my ideas differ from those around me.
- Generously hand out genuine compliments and try to express compassion whenever possible.
- Say “no” to things I’m not interested in and “yes” to things that I REALLY want to do.
- Try more things and take more risks.
- Embrace my mistakes and failures by learning from them instead of feeling down because of them.
- Love fully, without fear of rejection.
- Stop trying to be perfect.
- Run free, or walk or roam or wander, and not feel guilty about wanting to go at my own pace.
I was prompted to write on this topic because I am participating in Women Who Write Rock, a writing retreat spearheaded by Helene Rose. Find out more about this amazing woman and the services she offers at her website Be Brilliant Network.