November 2, 2008

Your personal bill of rights

This thought-provoking personal bill of rights that every woman should be aware of was forwarded to me by an old friend. Go over it again and again and let it be etched deep in your memory.

MY PERSONAL BILL OF RIGHTS


I have the right to make my own choices.
I have the right to follow my own values and standards,
as long as I am not abusive towards others.
I have a right to dignity and respect.
I have a right to all of my feelings.
I have the right to express myself as long as I am not abusive toward others.
I have a right to determine and honour my own priorities.
I have a right to recognize and accept my own value system as appropriate.
I have a right to have my needs and wants respected by others.
I have the right to say no when I feel I am not ready, unsafe,
or if it violates my values
I have the right to make mistakes and not have to be perfect.
I have the right not to be responsible for others behaviour,
actions, feelings or problems.
I have a right to be uniquely me, without feeling I'm not good enough.
I have the right to make decisions based on my
feelings and judgment for any reason.
I have the right to change my mind at any time.
I have the right to my personal space and time needs.
I have the right to be flexible and be comfortable with doing so.
I have the right to be in a safe, non-abusive environment.
I have the right to forgive others and forgive myself.
I have the right to give and receive unconditional love.
I have the right to enjoy being sexual and celebrate my sexuality.
I have the right to my own spiritual beliefs and to celebrate them.
I have the right to grieve when I don't get what I need.
I have the right to grieve when I get something I didn't need or want.
I have the right to joyfully receive without feeling guilty.
I have the right to healthy relationships of my choice.
I have the right to be angry with someone I love.
I have the right to be, and can be, healthier than those around me.
I have the right to trust others who earn my trust.
I have the right to terminate conversations for any reason.
I have a right to expect honesty from others.
I have the right to change and grow.
I have the right to follow my own path.
I have the right to be happy.



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6 comments:

  1. Aruna5:55 PM

    What a lovely post------Its gonna be very helpful for me

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  2. Great post Thank you APARNA

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  3. Anonymous9:02 AM

    Many of us are brought up without a sense of rights or entitlement. Whether as a result of our upbringing or our harsh inner critic, we lack a sense of what we are entitled to as human beings: our basic inalienable human rights.

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  4. Good article, and even though I know you've directed it at females, I honestly think ANYBODY can take this into consideration.

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  5. Tushar6:47 PM

    Well written informative article

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  6. Good words.

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