If you are anything like me you are a bit of a doubter. You sometimes think about how you could have said or done things better afterwards it's happened. It can be exhausting to have this on your mind and there comes a time when you just have to say that enough is enough. Nobody's perfect and you can't demand that you should be either. Personally I always have higher criteria and expectations of myself than of others. Why am I being so hard on myself when I don't have to be?
A couple of weeks ago I was overly generous to a complaining guest and I spent the rest of the weekend worrying about what my bosses would say when they read about what I had done. Guess what? No one said anything about it, neither good or bad and I had made this a big deal when it wasn't. It's important to learn when to walk away and when to say stop in your mind. Nothing is as bad as you think it is and you need to honour yourself by being kind to everyone including (and especially) you.
Earlier in the week I went to my special folder which contains references, my uni degree, newspaper clippings and more to find my RSA certificate. I found it but I also found something that completely floored me - a Christmas card from my grandpa in 2010. I am so glad I kept it because it means so much to me. Sometimes in our cards he would write poems and he had written one in this that I really needed to hear. I have loosely translated it from Norwegian, I hope it hasn't lost its meaning.
"When you sometimes think that you are doubting.
Find a mirror and ask who you are.
When you are trying to understand why you are living
the answer is surprisingly close.
You knew it when you were little,
but forgot it when you grew up.
You are an important person for many on our globe."
What inspires you to see the bigger picture? Are you sometimes a doubter like me?