As we head toward Valentines this month, let’s remember to be good to ourselves. I found these words of wisdom months ago in a magazine interview. The amazing Salma Hayek echoes my own grandmother’s sage advice:
“You’ve got to take who you are and love who you are and do the best you can with what you’ve got. That goes for the figure, and it goes for everything else. You’ve got to have a sense of humour about who you are and give yourself a break. You’ve got to have this kind of relationship with yourself. And it’s not easy, you know? But you need to have this sort of relationship with yourself – otherwise life is hell. Sometimes evolving doesn’t mean transforming; sometimes it just means owning what is there.”
We become the best version of ourselves when we accept ourselves for who we really are, and treat that person with compassion.
The image is by Mister GC, courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net