In today’s Encouragement for Today, I remind us that there should be room for imperfection as we love others.
But can we be honest? This is a struggle as we love ourselves too.
What if we loved others like we loved ourselves? What would that look like? For some, we’d set the bar so high there’s no way to ever come close. We don’t allow imperfection or failure, because that’s not allowed.
No, we don’t do this to others. Why do we do it to ourselves?
For some, if we treated others like we do ourselves we’d beat them up silently, exposing them to thoughts of shame and comparison. There’d be no relief from the constant critique.
Of course we don’t do this to others, so why do we do it to ourselves?
Loving ourselves is not a concept that is easy to wrap our brain around. In yesterday’s More Than Small Talk podcast, Holley, Jennifer, and I really struggled at first to talk about this. It felt awkward and a little self-serving to talk about loving ourselves, but eventually we pushed through.
I’m glad we did.[Read more…]