Personal Bill of Rights

I want to share this list. Somehow I received it when I was in my 30's and it effected me so much I actually slept with a tattered copy that after carrying it around by day - I hung by my bed at night. I remember showing it to my dear friend, a native american elder. After reading it, she said to me 'Of course, Sarah, you have these rights - I think everyone knows this'. I did not know this but it was like a breathe of freedom to me. Enjoy.


Personal Bill of Rights

I have the right to express all my feelings, positive or negative.

I have the right to ask for what I want

I have the right to determine my own priorities

I have the right to not be responsible for other people’s behaviours, actions, feelings, or problems.

I have the right to say “no” to others without feeling guilty.

I have the right to take time to slow down and think.

I have the right to be uniquely myself or “my own person”.

I have the right to say, “I don’t know”.

I have the right to make decisions based on my feelings I have the right to be in a non-abusive relationship.

I have the right to make mistakes

I have the right to be safe

I have the right to put myself first.

I have the right to dignity and respect

I have the right to love and be loved

I have the right to be human-not perfect

I have the right to my own personal space and time

I have the right to privacy

I have the right to be angry and protest if I am treated unfairly. I

have the right to earn and control my own money

I have the right to grow and change, including changing my mind.

I have the right to decide if and when,

I choose to forgive my mistakes or anyone else’s mistakes

I have the right to be happy.


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