I once struggled with self esteem issues. (Who hasn't?) I was able to read and study my way out of my poor perception of myself, but not everyone has the time, energy or resources to do so. So let me challenge your perception for a moment. Do you have a best friend? What do they think of you? Do you respect them and their opinions? Do you think they'd be best friends with someone who didn't have value? Your best friend is probably pretty smart, and HAPPY they know you. You know, there are a lot of people out there who will knock you down, dismiss you, and even attack you. But if you start by being your own best friend- give yourself a break, give yourself the gift of friendship, forgive yourself the way your forgive your friends, you are on the right path. Then, start sticking up for yourself they way you would for a friend. The end result of this is a new found respect for yourself. Just take a moment to view yourself the way a friend would. Pretty amazing eh? The road to happiness begins here at home my friends. Best of luck to you and your new best friend! Cheers!

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