“I don’t know if I continue, even today, always liking myself. But what I learned to do many years ago was to forgive myself. It is very important for every human being to forgive herself or himself because if you live, you will make mistakes- it is inevitable. But once you do and you see the mistake, then you forgive yourself and say, ‘Well, if I’d known better I’d have done better,’ that’s all. So you say to people who you think you may have injured, ‘I’m sorry,’ and then you say to yourself, ‘I’m sorry.’ If we all hold on to the mistake, we can’t see our own glory in the mirror because we have the mistake between our faces and the mirror; we can’t see what we’re capable of being. You can ask forgiveness of others, but in the end the real forgiveness is in one’s own self. I think that young men and women are so caught by the way they see themselves. Now mind you. When a larger society sees them as unattractive, as threats, as too black or too white or too poor or too fat or too thin or too sexual or too asexual, that’s rough. But you can overcome that. The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. If we don’t have that we never grow, we never learn, and sure as hell we should never teach.”
― Maya Angelou
Hello, friends. I am so pleased to tell you that I have once again been chosen by the lovely Christina, over at Just Blue Dutch, to participate in another fun challenge, this time, the ‘Three Day Quote Challenge’. For the next three days, I will be posting a quote with significant meaning to me, and maybe it will help some of you out there as well. I will then be choosing three special followers each day to participate (only if you want to, of course).
For today’s quote, I chose to share with you the wise words of Maya Angelou. This quote is significant to me, because it hits the nail on the head on self-acceptance and self-love, and rings so true for me, personally. I’ve spent so much of my life blaming myself for mistakes of the past, things that I did out of ignorance, and didn’t know any better. I’ve had to forgive myself time and time again, and tell myself that it is okay to make mistakes. This quote has also helped me accept that I am who I am, and that is okay. Just because I may not be someone else’s idea of perfection, doesn’t mean that I’m not perfect just the way that I am.
Now, here are the rules of this challenge::
- Post in three consecutive days.
- You can pick one or three quotes per day.
- Challenge three different bloggers per day.
I would like to nominate the following three individuals to participate in the ‘Three Day Quote Challenge’, if they so choose:
I really hope you guys will participate, and share with your internet friends some quotes that have had an impact on you in some way. I look forward to reading your posts, and to sharing more quotes with you all!
Thanks again to Christina for inviting me to do this challenge, you guys should definitely check her out, she is such a wonderful person.
Thanks for reading, friends.