Many of these came from quotes or ideas from others, so I've cited those sources at the bottom. I tried to make the statements concise and rhythmic. We'll see...
- I need not depend on others to validate my worth.
- I need not prove my worth.1
- I need only compare myself as I am and as I used to be.2
- I can make room for empathy by letting go of shame and guilt.
- I can love others as a reflection of God's love in me.
- I can be true to my faith, and a blessing to others regardless of their faith.3
- I can demonstrate admiration.
- I can reciprocate love through affection.
- I will not let my soul be sorrow's home.4
- I will not be blind to the goodness of those who surround me.
- I am loved by God the way I am, but loved too much to be left this way.5
- I can give up the charade of my righteousness.6
- I can choose love over esteem, kindness over recognition.7
- I can see that my personal need for the Savior is not affected by what others have or have not done. 8
1. Marjorie Pay Hinckley
2. Courage to Change: One Day at a Time - I NEED this book. I hear good quotes from it all the time at group meeting.
3. Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Jewish Imperative
4. S. Michael Wilcox - Sunset - The exact quote reads: "The soul was not made by God to be sorrow's home. He would have us happy."
5. Brad Wilcox - his words I'm referencing here are from a different presentation not available online.
6-8. James L. Ferrell - Falling to Heaven