DOING OUR BEST (BEYOND PRIDE MONTH)

64349701_315117739424298_4505515706770522112_nOur best is always good enough, because it comes from us and we are always good enough.

We often come into contact with the idea that all the positive work we did during isn’t good enough the moment July 1st reaches. If we examine this notion, we will begin to see that it doesn’t make much sense. Our best is always good enough, because it comes from us, and we are always good enough. Though we may not be able to deliver what was created during the month, the awesome thing that we can take away from the celebrations of pride is that it’s not our burden to make things ‘better’. We only need to fulfill our individual potential, and as long as we remain true to that calling, and always do your best to fulfill our purpose, we don’t need to expect anything more.

It’s easy to get tangled up with the idea of trying to be the best (the best partner, the best family member, or best friend). If we try to force what was created during pride month, we run the risk of short-circuiting others originality because we are striving to fit them into our vision of what a queer community is. If everyone is striving for the same outcome, we lose out on creativity, diversity, and visionary alternatives to the way things are done. On another note, there is nothing wrong with wanting to improve, but examining where this feeling comes from is important.

Be proud of what you accomplished this year and if you got one person to continue to wave the pride flag beyond this month, realize that you did your part.

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