A few weeks ago, I celebrated my birthday.  I love my birthday and I thoroughly enjoy celebrating it each year, no matter the age.  Every year I like to give myself a gift, a material object. 

This year was different.  I made the decision not to give myself a physical gift.  I have everything I need and there was nothing special that I wanted.  I did not even go and get my free Starbucks.

I decided to gift myself acceptance.  While this may not sound like much, it is the best gift I have ever given myself.

I took stock of where I am in my life, as so often happens around a birthday, and I came away with the following insights:

  1. I am living life to the fullest.
  2. I have a career, home, and family that I love.
  3. I am enjoying helping other to reach their goals, ambitions, and passions.
  4. Age is only a number and I am so happy that I have gotten this far.
  5. I have people in my life who absolutely adore me.
  6. I am learning every day.
  7. I am living a life with goals and constant self-evolution.
  8. I am blessed and I have so much.

After coming up with these insights, how could I gift myself anything other than acceptance? 

I have accepted myself.  What better gift could there be? 

Are you gifting yourself acceptance?

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