“The real purpose of life is just to be happy—to enjoy your life. To get to a place where you’re not always trying to get someplace else. So many people spend their lives striving, trying to be someplace that they’re not, they never get to arrive.”
— Dr. Wayne Dyer
Today will be the first day. The beginning of me trying to end my day knowing I am enough. Today I will tell myself that I did my best, that I am OK and I don’t need to be better.
“Resisting and avoiding pain sucks energy—and time…The more you let yourself feel those minute-and-a-half hells, the quicker you’ll start feeling those minute-and-a-half happinesses.”
— Leigh Newman
Today I will go there. If the sadness and the hurt start to creep in, I will let it. I will focus and feel it and let it go. I want to replace those with happiness.
“While you can’t keep your heart from getting broken, you can stop breaking your own heart…once you realize the difference between what you can control and what you can’t, and that it’s far, far more fun to lavish all that attention on your own self-worth.”
— Leigh Newman
Today I will realize that there is little I can control and I need to stop trying to control everything around me. I will be kind to myself, I will love myself, I will stop constantly beating myself up.
“The greatest act of courage is to be and to own all of who you are—without apology, without excuses, without masks to cover the truth of who you are.”
— Debbie Ford
Today I will hold my head high and not silently apologize to those around me for the way my body looks, the way I parent, the way I do anything. I am me and I am wonderful.
“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh
Today I will let go of that 10-year-old girl inside my head that won’t let me be. The one who says you have to beat yourself up, you have to control everything, you have to be better. Today I will let her go.
“What I heard was my whole self saying and singing what it knew: I can.”
— Denise Levertov
Today I will tell myself that I can let her go, that I will be ok without her.
“You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.”
— Amy Bloom
Today I will accept my flaws and know that they make me who I am. Today I will tell myself that I am not perfect, but I am still beautiful.
“But possibly I am something more than I suppose myself to be.”
— René Descartes
Today I will realize that by letting go and believing in myself, I might accomplish things I never thought possible. I might learn to like myself 100%. I can do anything. Today I will believe the good and ignore the bad.
“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”
— Anna Quindlen
Today I will give up perfection. I will focus on just being me. I will believe that I am exactly who I’m supposed to be.
Today I am me.
This is so beautiful, Tiffany. Incredibly hard and very important to let outside opinions go and embrace your full self.
(Have you read Women Who Run With the Wolves? I probably sound like a broken record but this book has been so inspiring in my journey to let go of my inner demons.)
You are freaking gorgeous!!! Please let yourself see what absolutely everyone else in your life sees! We love you!!!!!
Love this! I can identify with all of it!
Thank you once again! I seem to be struggling lately and I cacn totally identify with alot of what you are also experiencing.
Oh how I needed to hear many of these. I’ve read this post several times over and keep coming back to it. Thank you for putting this up.
And you are beautiful. (And not just on the inside, either. You are gorgeous!)