Permission Slip

I give myself to permission to…

…stand up for myself.

…ask from others as much as I’m willing to give.

…walk away from relationships that are unhealthy for or destructive to my well-being.

…cry when I need to.

…laugh when I want to.

…love and enjoy my body despite all its flaws.

…do what I enjoy, whether I do it well or not.

…love who I want, in the way that I want, for as long as I want.

…reject thoughts, beliefs and ideologies that are incompatible with my own.

…be honest about who I am and what I believe, without apology.

…try, succeed AND fail.

…behave in ways others may deem inappropriate for my age and gender.

…make my own rules.

…do absolutely nothing for an entire day.

…enjoy nudity without shame.

…change my mind.

…put myself first.

…eat cookies for breakfast.

…get angry.

…give up.

…play hookie.

…question everything.

…follow my gut.

…get angry.

…say no.

…say yes.







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4 Responses to Permission Slip

  1. Raybeard says:

    When I first read through that list, thought I’d pull out the ones that are especially hard to do. But reading again I found them ALL difficult, perhaps to varying degrees depending on circumstances at the time.- well, maybe apart from the ‘cookies for breakfast’. If you can hold yourself to these declarations, you’ll surely be well on the road to real progress, S/b. Wish I had your determination.

    (Now I’m going to check that ‘playing hookie’ means what I think it means.)

  2. anne marie in philly says:

    you forgot

    …knit/crochet to my heart’s content

    …arrange furniture until it pleases me

    …cook for and host a swinging party where everyone has a great time

    …to love jeffrey any way I so choose

    smooches! 🙂

  3. MICHAEL says:

    Perfect. Can I borrow these for my own permission slip collection?

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