A few of my favorite lines from one of my favorite authors, Brene Brown. I read Daring Greatly a couple of years ago and was greatly inspired by it. My commitment to my children is to always keep learning and growing and to continue to put a better version of myself out there for them and for the rest of the world. I may need to stand out more often than I would like to by doing this but I know from my own experience that this journey towards self love would also bring me inner peace. Not to mention the fact that it is beneficial to everyone I interact with in my daily life.
The truth is, only to the extent to which we are able to love ourselves and accept ourselves unconditionally is the extent to which we are able to love others and accept others unconditionally, our children included. This journey towards our own unconditional self acceptance is ultimately the biggest gift that we can give as parents to our future generations. And this, as I have learned on my own, cannot be accomplished if we are always trying to fit in to the crowd by confining ourselves to cultural and societal expectations.