But on bad days I feel overwhelmed by my inadequacies. Or rather, my perceived inadequacies. I finally acquired a copy of Courage to Change: One Day at a Time. (You can get a very inexpensive used copy here.)
Here is the message for today, from Alateen:
"If no one knows us as we really are, we run the risk of becoming victims of our own self-hatred. If we can be loved by somebody who sees us as we are, we can then begin to accept ourselves. Others rarely think we're as bad as we do."
The people who know me as I really am, all that is wrong in my life, have been such a huge support for me when my confidence wavers and doubt and insecurities creep in.
I hope you all have at least one person in your life who fulfills that role, and if possible a group of people. And better yet, I hope that we are all doing our part to BE that person for someone else.
I'm going on vacation with my family for a week to a place with palm trees. Love you all!