Life should not only be lived, it should be celebrated.
I bet we all have some illusion of ourselves in our heads. What we think we are, what we wish to be and how we wish to live. We are working towards of being ourselves but not recognising that while we're working - we're actually becoming ourselves. We already do the things we want, say what we want and think what seems right to us. Or if you don't, then start doing it. But still we think we need to construct ourselves, search, seek and build our minds. When in fact we are already there.
The illusion of how we should be is blinding us from how we are.
All the searching needs to be stopped for a while and we need to see that maybe we already reached our destination. Be glad if you already arrived. And find new challenges after that.
What I discovered during my birthday weekend... I am at that point in my life where people are seeing me as I am. Honestly, fully, individually. And it is worth celebrating.
Accept yourself first. Then others will just have to follow.