I love the movie Silver Lining’s Playbook, and this is perhaps my favorite quote:
There will always be a part of me that is dirty and sloppy, but I like that; just like all the other parts of myself.
We have parts of ourselves that are messy, dirty, sloppy, complicated. But we need to like ourselves regardless.
Don’t beat yourself up over your past, your circumstances, your mistakes, or your flaws. There are things you cannot control, circumstances you had to endure in order to become who you are.
Never apologize for things outside of your control, and always forgive others…. That’s the next part of her quote:
I can forgive. Can you say the same for yourself? Can you forgive? Are you capable of that?
Forgive yourself, forgive others.
Strive for greatness, of course; yet love who you are, flaws and all. How can you love others if you don’t love yourself?