I do not need outside validation that I am smart, worthy and capable. I no longer ask permission. I have opinions that I speak out loud even when they are unpopular. I've learned there is a sea of gray where I used to perceive life in mostly black and white.
There are times I am wildly unpopular as well as times that people become curious about what I am doing and where I have been.
I am full of gratitude despite mean people, difficult and disappointing times.
I appreciate the blessings I receive as I embrace the moments of ease and joy.
I appreciate the lessons of giving as well as the lessons that come from the users and takers.
I appreciate the glimpses of real friendship and hope I have the qualities to be a good friend.
I have been right and I have been wrong and know this will always be.
I am old and I am young.
I think I am worth knowing.