'i get up. i walk. i fall down.
meanwhile i keep dancing.'
this week ordinary courage took on the topic of worthiness... which got me to thinking - all week...
loathe - v. - to feel disgust or intense aversion for
accept - v. - to accommodate or reconcile oneself to
value - v. - to regard or esteem highly
applied to oneself - self-loathing, self-acceptance, self-worth...
so how about - instead of shooting for self-acceptance, which is certainly better than self-loathing, we shoot for valuing ourSelves... knowing that we are worthy of fair treatment, love, kindness, forgiveness... but not because of contingencies... this is another fine line - but one i think is worth crossing... is necessary to cross...
'i get up. i walk. i fall down...' we make mistakes, we get a raw deal, we grow... they do not make you less worthy... they make you human... how do you face the challenges?
'... meanwhile i keep dancing.' do you find the beauty and the joy that are present every single day? challenges are opportunities and sometimes they can bring you to your knees... but each one holds a gift... .
'courage doesn't always roar.
sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day
saying, "i will try again tomorrow.'"
~ mary anne radmacher
sometimes the gift is as simple as learning that you didn't give up... that you got back on your feet - and that you are much, much, much more than enough...
thanks to leann weih for not minding that i altered her pmc charms - they were integral in telling the story...