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To me, unconditional love was something that was practiced outwardly towards others. It was never an inward practice. I can love myself, as long as I don’t have that extra cupcake or as long as I get my tasks done. I can love myself just fine if I stay the course and don’t get pulled into another direction. When this happens, the enemy of self worth, guilt, steps in and tries to consume me with it’s lies. Trying to make me believe that because I failed, that I’m somehow diminished, that I’ve devalued myself in some way. It’s a lie, and I need to realize this. Unconditional love of myself allows me to break free from guilt and shame. It doesn’t excuse my behavior, it allows me to separate my actions from my self worth. It allows me to learn from my failures without judgment.
let us never forget the time in 2008 when Barack Obama brought Joe Biden cupcakes for his birthday
and Joe Biden was like super fucking happy about it
“Success may not come quickly or easily. But if you strive to do what’s right, if you work harder and dream bigger, if you set an example in your own lives and do your part to help meet the challenges of our time, then I’m confident that, together, we will continue the never-ending task of perfecting our union.” —President Obama to Morehouse College graduates, 5/19/13.
depression is when you don’t really care about anything
anxiety is when you care too much about everything
and having both is just like what
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He will listen to the prayers of the destitute. He will not reject their pleas. Let this be recorded for future generations, so that a people not yet born will praise the Lord. (Psalms 102:17, 18 NLT)