You know, iIt's rare these days that I duplicate a Ramblings issue with my blog posts but I wanted to make sure everyone got this one. If you've already received it, please forgive the duplication.
But, In our fast paced world, we are ever confronted with all the ads and hype that tell us we need to improve our lot, our looks, our lives, and every single facet of our existence. I, personally, am on a quest to daily improve myself and my skills, my health, the quality of my interactions and relationships with other people, my financial status.
But sometimes, we get so caught up in making our improvements that we forget to appreciate the person we are "today." While keeping our eyes on our goals and where we want to go and be, we sometimes forget to celebrate how far we may have come from where we *were* at one time. I fully believe in Tony Robbins' CANI (pronounced ka-nigh' : Constant And Never-ending Improvement), and like Dr. Charles Jarvis says, it's not enough to be "...yourself. You need to be your best self."
But the best self we are today, is different than the best self we were 5 years -- or even one year -- ago. We've learned more, lived more, realized more, overcome more, grown more. Each of us on the planet is a work in progress, and who and what we'll be tomorrow, will be built on the foundation of who we are today.
So celebrate who you are today! Take a day to relax from the hamster wheel of improvement, and luxuriate in the knowledge that you are a better person today than you were a year ago. Stand in front of a mirror, pat yourself on the back, look yourself in the eye and say, "Hey me! We're doin' okay. Thanks for being you." Then give yourself a wink, and walk away confident that you're the best you that you know how to be, today... and you can learn a little more tomorrow.
But for now, it's Celebrate "You" Day -- and you thought you'd never have a holiday named after you ;-)