As I sit in my local @Starbucks, drinking my second 3-shot Caramel Macchiato (I know, basic AF), I’ve got a lot of random thoughts in my head. The theme that sticks out revolves around acceptance.
This week, I witnessed someone at a low point. I was shocked at what I saw, but my heart broke because I’ve felt what they were feeling in that moment. I’ve wondered who out there (besides my family) loved me and/or cared about me. I’ve struggled (and still do) with acceptance, both of myself and feeling like I need it from others, and I wouldn’t wish those feelings on the worst of enemies.
This morning, I came across someone’s IG story. As I’m watching, I began to notice that their group of friends looks a lot alike. I started to think, “If I were there, I’d stick out like a sore thumb because I don’t look like that. Would I even be accepted?” In no way am I attempting to shame anyone or question the integrity/validity of people’s friendships, rather it was just the first thought that popped in my mind.
I feel confident in saying we all struggle with acceptance, whether we choose to admit it or not. I try my hardest to accept people for who they are, as I would like to be, but I’ll admit that sometimes I’ve struggled with that. For those close to me, who have shown me what love and acceptance is, words can’t describe how thankful I am for what you’ve given me. I hope that I can do whatever to show you that same feeling.
It is my hope, for those who may see this post and take the time to read it, that we can show more acceptance. The chaotic state of affairs that we live in makes that extremely tough, but I do believe we can make such great strides and changes when we try to be more accepting.
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