64. Shara Shetrit
Senior Social and Digital Media Manager, Nefesh B’Nefesh
What it means?
As a woman, mother, wife, and caregiver to my husband who has been challenged by MS for the past 20 years, I have learned that acceptance is about embracing all parts of ourselves and others, including our limitations, failures, and accomplishments, professionally and personally. It’s about recognizing what we are capable of and knowing when to draw the line for our own health and wellbeing.
Why it matters?
Acceptance of who you are and where you’re at enables you to see how far you’ve come despite challenges. It’s easy to beat yourself up and “should” all over yourself, but that causes you to lose sight of what you’ve actually accomplished along the way. Acceptance frees you up to be kind to yourself and others and move forward.
How can we promote it?
- Being more accepting allows other to do the same. Free yourself and you free others.
- Accepting that everyone is dealing with a lot helps you to be more empathetic and in turn inspires others to be kinder to themselves and others
- Don’t just accept your limitations, be open to what they teach you