I find peace from knowing that I am loved. I am loved. I’ve always struggled with that. Because I’ve always felt so unlovable. But growing up requires that you face  not just the hard facts about yourself, but it requires that you be honest about everything that makes you You. So while I accept my flaws, the dark places within me, I also see how lovable I am. That honesty lets me receive love. Love covers me. It protects me. Love helps me to realize that despite my poor choices in the past, and continued mistakes in the present, I am protected. And I am always grateful for protection.

Love covers me. It protects me. And I am grateful for protection

 

Celebrate, be grateful for and love yourself, no matter what poor choices you think you have made.
Today is a day for celebrating all your good choices and the things that you have done right.

The truth of the matter is, there is nothing you have done wrong.

Life is filled with ups and downs and forgiveness is the only path to healing.

We learn from each other and we grow.

We become brighter and more beautiful and we grow.

Don’t ever stop growing.

During these turbulent times, all we can do is be responsible for ourselves.

Yes, it is important to serve others but from a position of strength, compassion and love, beginning with you!

It is not selfish to become healthy, happy and a beacon of light.

It is powerful.

It is what the world needs right now, during this very precise moment in time.
– Marylou Falstreau

 

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Prompts for 17th February 2017:

1. I’m most grateful for…
2. What scares you most about dying
3. If I had the courage, I would…
4. “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou. Use this quote in your post or as an inspiration for one.
5. Picture Prompt (credit: Living my Imperfect Life)