Kym, I love your quote. I'm going to reprint it here... hope that's ok
And then, even though it's SUCH an awesome quote, I'm going to expand on it. Your heart is 100% in the right place, and so is your spirit. I just want to challenge you to continue along the path you're on, and to continue to push those boundaries of context.
Your quote is great in that it is accepting of humanness. AND, it sill has an implication in it, one that I don't think we need, want, or is accurate about being human. (and if I'm wrong about how you meant it, Kym, feel free to amend what I'm saying- the way you use the quote may not contain this implicit meaning- I just know that most of the time when people say something like it, it for sure contains the hidden, subtle message :)
The implication is that we should love ourselves despite the fact that we are flawed. You guys are reading this thinking, duh, Johanna, right? Here's the thing, though: when we say things like this we usually are still implicitly holding ourselves to that "perfect" and "not human" standard (the one where, "if we worked hard enough, we'd be able to somehow get everything right"). We are saying that, "ok, even though I failed at being perfect, I'll settle for somehow loving myself anyway"
It's part of this thing we have about "flaws" and how terrible they are. Frankly, some of the things I get the most entertainment from about myself are things that would no doubt be considered "flaws" by most people. And some of the things I really find adorable and endearing about people I love would be considered "flaws" by lots of people.
Here's an example. I know someone who, when she gets super scared and threatened, turns into a bit of a prickly pear. She's calls it her "Jerk" and she's tended to think it's a pretty awful state. Reprehensible is likely what she'd say about it. I've always understood it to be an expression of fear, and instead of being repelled by it, I've always felt that, while it's hard for her to feel scared and threatened (and I feel badly she has to endure that state), her "Jerk" is actually pretty endearing, and it only makes me care about her more. Even though it's prickly, there's a cuddly, baby chick quality to it.
So... maybe a further evolution of Kym's quote would be something along the lines of: We get to love the entirety of our humanness and be entertained and amazed by it all. Or: Being Human: It's all good. Or: Liking Ourselves: There's no DESPITE About It....
Ok, so it's been a long day, and I'm not coming up with fabulous Bumper Stickers here... but hopefully you guys get what I'm trying to say :)
How about this one, since Kym said it best already: "Recovery is about accepting your humanness, and loving it all"