Do you recognize these vows?

To have and to hold

from this day forward,

for better, for worse,

for richer, for poorer,

in sickness and in health,

to love and to cherish,

until we are parted by death.

This is my solemn vow.

If you do, then you know that these are a list of the common vows that are said by couples to each other during a wedding ceremony.  They are vows of commitment and of acceptance to another person regardless of the situation.

My question to you is, are you as committed to yourself regardless of the situation? Can you look yourself in the mirror, say these words to yourself and commit to them? The ability to commit to accepting yourself is one of the best things you can do for you, and ultimately the world around you.

Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” ― Lao Tzu