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Celebrate Who You Are

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Having a low opinion of yourself is not ‘modesty,’ it’s self-destruction. Holding your uniqueness in high regard is not ‘egotism,’ it’s a necessary precondition to happiness and success.

~Bobbe Summer

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Written by MattAndJojang

October 15, 2012 at 10:44 am

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  1. Isn’t that the truth. There’s nothing sadder than a child who already has learned to say, “I’m dumb”, or “I’m not as pretty as the other girls”. I recently signed up to be a reading tutor in our school system. It’s only an hour a week, but reading throughout the school year with a little one who might not have the experience at home, and helping them improve their reading skills, is one good way to help them move beyond that learned self-denigration.

    shoreacres

    October 15, 2012 at 9:10 pm

  2. Someone in our educational system told me that there are a lot of kids who have low self-esteem. But the sad thing is that it’s not only kids, but a lot of adults whose sense of self-worth is damaged.

    Helping people recover their self-esteem is not an easy task. But, I agree, something like spending an hour with a kid to help them improve their reading skills will go a long way. As Aesop once said: “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

    ~ Matt

    MattAndJojang

    October 15, 2012 at 9:41 pm


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