Slightly Bent

I’ve spent most of my life apologizing for who I am.

If I could just fix or change myself then others would accept me and love me.  Life would be better, right?

So, I followed the people-pleasing script.   I said what other people wanted me to say; I acted the way other people wanted me to act, and I became what other people wanted me to be.

And much to my surprise, this magic formula didn’t work.

Then one night, during a self-assassination therapy session with my counselor, I declared my “brokenness”.

With tears rolling down my face, I blurted out the awful truth,  “I am broken, defective and flawed”.   There, I said it, now I could breathe.

My counselor smiled at me.  She shook her head, and said the most beautiful words I’ve ever heard,  “You’re not broken, just slightly bent”.

In that moment, I understood.  Maybe for the 1st time in my life, that self-love is where the magic begins!

~ Acceptance Is A Gift ~ Cherish Yourself


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