We are more critical of ourselves than almost anyone else. We can feel unloved for our errors and our shortcomings. We are also more forgiving of others when they make mistakes than we are of ourselves.
The people we love – and those who love us – know we are not perfect. Yet, they love us anyway, just as we do them.
We are entitled to love because we exist, not because we are infallible.
Note: this one in a series of “Striving for Imprefection” Affirmations aimed at helping get past the scourge of perfectionism that holds us back. You can find all affirmations here.