It has been a long struggle in my life to realise that (a) I'm worth something and (b) nobody's perfect.
I use to have this strange idea that I was 'different' in a negative sense where as now I see myself as simply being unique, in a postive way. It's so freshing to look back at the good old school days and see how the things you stressed about so much really don't faze you anymore.
I really love this quote by Norman Vincent Peale, I think it's such a frank reminder of who our 'life long friend' really is and why it's so important to accept yourself. ' It is practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.'