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Queen of Your Own Life

Forgive Yourself Often

Queenisms are original jolts of inspiration from authors Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaff.

She chuckled when she realized she had to remind herself yet again that she wasn’t the Queen of the whole world, just the Queen of Her Own Life. ~ Queenisms™

How many times have we mentally kicked ourselves because we didn’t see the path through the thorns or because we thought we should have been able to solve something for ourselves or for others, but the truth was we simply didn’t have the answers? It’s true – we are superwomen. But we’re not superhuman. There will always be things we do not know and there will always be problems we cannot solve. If we get bogged down by the things we cannot do, we’ll miss out on the amazing things we can do. We all need to develop our own gift of discernment to know the difference. Ask yourself if practice would help you accomplish that things at which you are now not perfect. If so, and it’s important to you, practice. But we will never be prima ballerinas. We’re too old to start, too short and frankly a little too ample.  BUT if we wanted to dance ballet, we could do it to the best of our physical ability IF we let ourselves do it imperfectly. If that goal gave us joy, it would be wrong to stop ourselves. But if we would always measure ourselves against a physically gifted 18 year old dancer, it would be an exercise in emotional abuse.

It is ok not to know everything. It is perfectly fine not to be able to do everything. It is not ok to waste the talents you do have because you’re afraid you won’t use them perfectly.  Understood?

Now forgive yourself for holding yourself to unrealistic expectations. Forgive others for their imperfections and laugh, a lot, at the idea that any of us could ever be perfect.

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One Response to “Forgive Yourself Often”

  1. Sharon Morrison says:

    Oh, oh, oh I love this!!! I really am a good quilter!

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