“Just to put it out there: Personally, I often get the instinct to want to impress people, especially ones who impress me. But I want you to know that I love you profoundly, already. Your truth is perfect. Nothing you have ever done is a failure to me. No quirk is a weakness. Whatever you you are called to share is welcome. If it is honest, it is impressive.
And I will work on remembering that for myself, as well.”