What we deserve

“We accept the love we think we deserve”

One of the amazing quotes from the book (and movie) Perks of Being a Wallflower and a quote I was thinking about. Why do we only accept the love we think we deserve and mostly, why do we think we don’t deserve much of it.

We are held back by all of our own insecurities because we don’t think we’ll be good enough or that we’ll succeed. This happens in both love and life in general. So many people have such a bad image of themselves and don’t do the things they love because of that and I just wonder why…

I know so many wonderful people who don’t think their good enough, who don’t think they deserve good things and this really hurts me. I think that people should be able to look at themselves in the mirror and not see something to hate.
And I’m not saying everybody’s perfect because nobody is and we have flaws but I do think we should accept some of those so called flaws as things that make us special.

People are trying so hard to achieve perfection that they forget to appreciate the parts of them that are special, the parts that make them beautiful.
Those little things, like the way their eyes light up when they smile or that little quirk they have that they hate but other people find adorable.

In the end I just really think that people should be more accepting of themselves because we are much to hard on ourselves.  And I’m not saying this is easy, because confidence isn’t something you can just buy in a store but you can make a choice to stop. Stop looking at all of the things you don’t like about yourself and start to find the things you do like. Accept the things that come on to your path even if you don’t think you deserve it. Because even if you think you don’t, the chance is really big that a lot of other know that you do.

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