Oftentimes, we're afraid to reveal our true selves. Afraid that we'll be rejected because of the areas in which we fall short. Afraid because we know that there are areas that we struggle with. Afraid because we know that no matter how many times we've already tried to improve, we're STILL a work in progress.
You should truly appreciate those people who show you all of them. Especially those who are vulnerable enough to say, hey I know that this area isn't pretty, but can you please bear with me while I try my hardest to get it right. Those people, those people are the ones who you really need to keep close by you. They're honest with themselves first and you second. Honest enough to reveal their ugly flaws. Trusting enough to believe that they're safe with you. Hopeful enough to believe that you'll be there with them as they continue growing and that you won't hold their shortcomings against them. Just like you should appreciate the people who show you them, you should appreciate those who accept you, for who you are, when you reveal yourself completely to them.
But some times it's not always gonna go the way you would hope for it to go. You show them who you are. While they llllooovvveee the good qualities that you show, they completely turn their backs on you when you even remotely demonstrate the not so good. It's unfair right? But it's life. It happens. People will only be able to handle you at their level of capacity, not what you think they should be able to handle. Still appreciate those people. They have something to offer you. If it hurts bad enough, is uncomfortable enough, those same people will push you into the direction of continued growth, so that you don't have to keep getting your feelings hurt over the same things.
So to those of you, especially my family, close friends, and "bestie", who love me, all of me, regardless of how many flaws I still have to work on, I LOVE YOU AND I THANK YOU! You make this load a whole lot easier for me to carry! I appreciate you SO MUCH for encouraging me to continue to grow into the best version of myself! Thank you for applauding my victories, no matter how big or how small. Thank you for being in my corner! Thank you for being YOU!