last weekend nicolaus and i joined my brother, jean paul, and best-friend-turned-sister-in-law (but that's another whole story), grace, to see silver linings playbook. jean and grace are trying to see all the oscar nominated movies before the academy awards (a goal i wanted to accomplish as well but have lost just about all hope for that...)

aaanyways, another nomination that i have seen is les mis which i thought was a heart-wrenching three hours of incredibleness. i thought that it should win best picture hands down, but i have to say after seeing silver linings playbook i'm a little torn. they're so different it's actually painful to even be comparing them because i loved them both so much in such different ways. 

there was one particular quote from silver linings that really stuck with me. it was when the beautiful jennifer lawrence playing the character tiffany is chewing out the beautiful bradley cooper playing the character pat...

"I was a slut. There will always be a part of me that is dirty and sloppy, but I like that, just like all the other parts of myself. I can forgive. Can you say the same for yourself, f*r? Can you forgive? 

Are you capable of that?"

i just love that so much. because if you're anything like me, you've been stunted by deprecating thoughts of doubt and insecurity at some point or another. but lately i've really been trying this thing where i'm learning to accept my flaws and to love myself just the way i am. there's too much good stuff in life to miss out on because you're unsure of yourself. everyone is different and has different strengths and different weaknesses and that's what makes you an individual. 

it's like oscar wilde said...

"be yourself. everyone else is already taken."

this is really something i need to remind myself often. because it's so easy to compare yourself to other people's seemingly picture perfect existence. it's so easy to see all the good in other people, but for some reason always seems a bit more difficult when it comes to yourself. which is a bummer, since you're with yourself 24/7. so i mean, you may as well like the person you're spending that much time with. and if you don't like that person, something needs to change. but enjoy the process. don't just love your (hopefully) future self. love yourself right now. just be nice to yourself. 

ha so this post turned into quite the tangent but i hope you get the gist of it :)