(I know, I know. But I couldn’t resist. I promise this is the last time that you’ll hear of it.)

I was walking past a man in a wheelchair who was attempting to pay for parking. (And I swear the irony didn’t hit me until right now.)

He was having trouble with the payment portion and was looking up for someone to help him when I passed.

Luckily, a woman passed by as I was walking in the opposite direction and asked the man if he needed help, to which he thanked her.

And I felt so bad that I had decided to keep walking that I completely missed the kindness of the act. I didn’t recognize it as a special moment of one human helping another human. My inner self critic eclipsed a perfectly polite and momentous event.

So, I want you to think long and hard about how self doubt and judgment are eclipsing your life. What could you do if you didn’t judge yourself so harshly? What could be appreciated? Maybe it’s time to step out of the shadows and just be grateful.

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