Happy First Day of May my friends,
I want to start this new month’s message focusing on ourselves. If we can first accept who we are and where we should be in life, then we might better be able to treat others, whether it be co-workers, friends, family or even strangers with kindness, compassion and understanding.
“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” (Buddha)
No one is harder on us than we are on ourselves. We see only our physical flaws when we look in the mirror. We remember only our mistakes when we look back on the day we’ve just spent. We sometimes beat ourselves up even when we’ve done nothing wrong.
And yet, others like us. Some even love us. What do they see in us that we don’t? It’s good to be honest with ourselves, but we also should be kind. We can give more love and affection to others if we start with love and affection for ourselves.
NOTE TO SELF: I am a good person, trying to do the best I can. I will remember this and be as nice to myself as I try to be to others. (Linda Picone)
If you understand others,you are smart. If you understand yourself, you are illuminated. (Lao Tzu)
Change your thoughts and you change the world. (Norman Vincent Peale)
As I was speaking with Stephanie this morning and discussing this weeks Q-Tip she shared a quote with me that was a perfect note to close with: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” (Eleanor Roosevelt)
Wishing everyone a special week.
Susie Q for QSPAC signing off