Acceptance

We do not have to associate with people who consistently use us, the only person who can accept us for who we are is ourselves. © Norma Bobb-Semple 2022

Acceptance

We can accept ourselves without condemnation. If we are lucky to see the light of another day, therein lies our opportunity to grow and to change ourselves and our environment. We are where we are because of our choices. © Norma Bobb-Semple 2021

Happiness

If we live our lives without looking for acceptance from others we will always be happy. Happiness isn’t a measure of wealth, it’s a measure of our contentment. © Norma Bobb-Semple 2021

Measuring Up

We all crave acceptance but have we taken the time to look at whether we measure up to our own ideals. Stepping back, and picturing who we pretend to be and who we really are is the first step towards self realization. The question we need to ask of ourselves is: How worthy are we […]

Culpability

We give our tacit approval to the things that we believe furthers our cause but we refuse to accept our culpability. For example: The person that fells the tree and those that buy the wood are equally responsible for the deforestation of the forest. We are all responsible for our culpability and we ought to […]

Appearances

We have to stop basing our acceptance or non-acceptance of people on their appearance. Some people are like gifts in a showroom, finely wrapped but empty inside. Charisma is not an indicator of a person’s character. © Norma Bobb-Semple 2020

Be Prepared

We prepare for birth, not death.  We prepare for romance, not breakups.  We prepare for marriage, not divorce.  We prepare  for our career, not redundancy.   We become more peaceful and accepting of all things that impact our lives when we embrace preparation. © Norma Bobb-Semple 2020

Investing in Self

  If we believe we have to trade our values and self worth in other to gain the affections or acceptance of others our path forward will be littered with disappointments and regret.   Life is a short sojourn, today we are here, tomorrow deceased.   We ought to be invested in ourselves always.  There […]

Snapshot of Life

  There are things which are constant, like aging, sickness and loss, although not in that exact order.  These occurrences are part of our lives.  We cannot suffer sorrow when we know and accept that life revolves.   Everything that happens to us is not a secret, we see it happening all around us.  Let’s celebrate […]

Sacred Space

Photo credited to Unsplash   Create a sacred space within you, where you can escape in times of joy to give thanks and in times of doubts or disappointments to reach out for acceptance.   Without self acceptance there cannot be peace within, and where there is no peace within there cannot be peace  on […]