When I saw this quote this morning I knew it would be my Penguin Ponderings today. It’s such a powerful and yes…empowering statement from Tina Lifford. Do you know who Tina Lifford is? Well I know her from one of my most favorite shows Parenthood. She plays Jasmine’s mom Renee. Scored some points there! 😉
The thing I love about this quote is how deeply true it is and yet how wrong some people may think it is.
Am I invincible because I accept my flaws? Well no. BUT no one can use that flaw against me if I already own it and have chosen to either accept it as a part of who I am or alternatively decided to change it. That in itself is power.
We hold the power to be all that we can be. Part of that want for me personally is to be ok with others not accepting certain things about me. Learning to embrace some of my flaws that I actually don’t think of as flaws, but others might, has freed me from the pressure to of being someone everyone else accepts. I only need to be what I accept. I want to feel fulfilled and strong and happy with who I am and that all starts with knowing and accepting and then even embracing who I am.
Are you accepting of yourself?