Happy Monday! Here is a new quote for you. Remember you can approach it with this 5-step mindfulness practice.
Is there something about you that sets you apart from the crowd, that others may have labeled “weird”? What if this difference is in fact a source of strength? What if we learned to cherish and value our differences instead of judging them?
When I was in elementary school, I loved reptiles and amphibians. In fact, I still do! I loved nothing more than looking for salamanders under rotting logs or feeding the box turtle that passed through the yard. My pride and joy was a terrarium of pet toads . However, when I chose to bring them to school for show and tell my principal commented “that’s an odd hobby for a girl”. Fortunately, I felt secure enough in this aspect of me that his opinion did not matter. I was able to recognize that his limited gender roles were the problem.
There will be people who are quick to judge those who vary from the norm. Maybe today you can consider that those people have the problem!
There’s nothing wrong with you.