Week 3, Self-Acceptance

 

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This past week I have been evaluating self-acceptance. After the first two weeks of the 2017 Kindness Challenge, I have a better perspective of who I am and how I feel about it. I have always tried to be what my mom raised me to be. A good wife, mother, nurse and the list goes on and on. However, I have to admit that what my idea of each of these things is quite different from what other’s ideas are. My husband, for example, began our marriage comparing what I did with what his mother did. Because of my basic personality, I rejected this immediately. But if I am really honest I did feel as if I was not what he expected and felt badly about it.

There are so many aspects of my life that I felt that I didn’t measure up and disappointed my parents, husband, children, co-workers, etc. I don’t think I ever thought much about it before this challenge. I have come to the realization that I probably wouldn’t have had an ulcer if I had.  I guess that says a lot huh?

I have decided to actively let go of all of those guilty feelings about not measuring up to what everyone else thinks I should be. I will accept my looks, my weight, my talent, my work ethic, my parenting style, and everything else that makes me who I am one day at a time and one issue at a time.

I am a work in progress. The operative word being progress. I feel as long as I am making progress I will eventually get there.

Wanda

Spring

Daily Prompt:  Infuse

Blue skies dappled with fluffy clouds
And the sun infuses warmth into the air.
Children chasing kites with brightly colored tails
On the gentle breeze.
Spring blooms with fragrant scents
Blending into nature’s perfume.
And the days are growing longer
Winter’s reprieve.

Ahh Spring! What splendor.

Wanda