We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. So far this year, I have learned a lot about myself and how to treat other people. Acceptance is key. Accepting yourself, and others. Both can be very challenging. Accepting yourself is, in my opinion, a bit harder than accepting others. For some reason, you always choose to see the worst in yourself which can suck. Something that is good to do is to find 3 positive new words almost weekly such as “I am smart. I am wonderful. I am unique.” and repeat them to yourself until you believe them! Learning to love yourself is a journey, but a good one. You find out new and interesting things about yourself that you could never imagine to be there. Also, by accepting yourself, you are more susceptible to accept others. People are puzzle pieces and sometimes, you can only put together a quarter of the puzzle. This is because people hide those other pieces of themselves. No matter who it is, whether it’s the prettiest, smartest, kindest person, everyone has battles. Some bigger than others. Judging and stereotyping people just add to the mix of not being able to accept them. There is ALWAYS more than meets the eye. Some of the “happiest” people are usually the people who have gone through/are going through the most. Everyone has a story that is bound to make you tear up. Love one another. Love yourself. Be open and live! I hope you have a fabulous day!