Gems of Gratitude, Reflections

Today’s Gem of Gratitude #303

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Today I am thankful for the fact that I have standards and that I have finally reached a point in life at which I am no longer willing to compromise them in negative ways. In the past, I have, as I am sure that many of us have, relaxed my standards to a point for various reasons – maybe I wanted affection, consideration, or simply to “fit in.”

Thankfully, none of those less than stellar compromises have yielded results that have been so detrimental that I have not been able to recover or get myself back on track. There certainly have been some challenges, but I have been very blessed in that I have been spared having to experience circumstances that were more negative and more devastating.

Successfully navigating those experiences has left me with some valuable knowledge – when I compromise my standards in negative ways, even if I have the best of intentions, I effectively convey to others and to myself that I do not know my own worth and that I am alright with settling for less than what I deserve. And I am not okay with that. Do I have the perfect system in place to ensure that I do not compromise my standards? No. But I do have a much better grip on the situation, and that is definitely something to be thankful for. #lovebythedrop

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