I have known many people who are overflowing with compassion for others--but fail to have compassion for themselves. They can forgive other people, but cannot forgive themselves. They can overlook the mistakes of others, but when they make a mistake, they afford themselves no mercy or understanding. They are people who give everything they have, but suffer quietly. They suffer quietly in a secret world you will never see. Because they keep it hidden from the world. A world where they drown under the pressure of never feeling good enough.
This message is for you:
You are good enough. You haven't failed. You have succeeded brilliantly at being exactly what God made you: a beautifully human, fallible soul, who is doing its best in a deeply flawed world. Afford yourself even an ounce of the same compassion you show to others. And remember, he who shows mercy to the creation (yourself), will be shown mercy by the Creator.