Recently I indulged in my favorite dessert but this time with disappointment. It wasn’t the same. It looked the same and all the ingredients seemed to be there but this time it just didn’t taste the same. One of the ingredients that is normally served warm was cold. The topping that is usually specially prepared was lacking in flavor. I was a bit disappointed but indulged anyway and chalked it up as a rare mishap.
On my drive back home I started thinking and wondered how many times have I tolerated something less than desirable? How many times have I settled for subpar products or services and made excuses for the businesses? How often have I put up with less than acceptable behavior from others because I didn’t want to embarrass them? How often have I endured inappropriate treatment from others because I was too timid or ashamed to speak up for myself?
Can you relate? Think about it. What areas in your life are you tolerating? Is it in a job or a relationship? Are you tolerating unacceptable behaviors from family or friends? It could be in the form of disrespect, abuse, lack of appreciation, or selfishness. Are you putting up with less than desirable living? Do you frequently let others have the best while you settle for less?
This was the story of my life. I had no idea I was living in a way that devalued my own worth. It wasn’t until I worked with a life coach that I was made aware of the belief I had about myself. I was not worthy. That was hard to come to terms with but it was true. I believed I was not worthy of such blessings or even of better treatment from others. I still have a tendency to settle for less as I just confessed with my favorite dessert but now I have enlightenment. Now I can choose better. I can choose better products and services. I can choose a better job or career. I can choose better relationships. I can choose a better life. Why? Because I’m worthy of them all and you are too!
So the next time life serves you up an experience that is less than desirable, send it back until it’s made right to your satisfaction…with a cherry on top of course! (smile)
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