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Mar '15

Love lessons from my mess

I’ve been thinking about this post all week.

Lots of ideas. “Nothing” to say.

And then the usual chorus of critics chimed in to berate me for not having it all figured out and PERFECT.

Of course, I replied, “F*ck off!”

(Ok, maybe I wasn’t that mean. But sometimes I do have to forcefully silence that choir!)

You see, most days, I don’t have it all figured out.

Most days, I don’t even have a plan.

Most days, showing up is the best I can do.
(And trust me, it isn’t always pretty 😉 )

Over the past several years, I have grown a lot by “showing up.”

I’m more patient.
Kind.
Understanding.
Compassionate.
I’ve become an even better listener.
I’m more discerning.
Less stressed.
More present.

I believe however, that the greatest gift I have received in “showing up” is SELF-LOVE.

I love myself enough to take naps when I need to.
I love myself enough to stop agonizing over what other people may think of me,
I love myself enough to show up to the blog, even when I don’t know what I’m going to say because I am honoring my decision to write.

I have come to accept myself as the messy, glorious, complicated, scared, divine human that I am, doing the best I can in any given moment.

And in loving my messiness, I can love yours too.

And isn’t that what we all want?

To be loved…just as we are?

Consider it done 🙂

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This week I invite you to trade in your need for perfection and love whatever shows up. Especially the messes 🙂

I love YOU!

Lisa

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