Self Talk

My gal pal Kimberly and I were chatting the other day. I made a disparaging remark about myself, and she HIT me!

After my shock, she shook her finger in my face and said, “don’t talk about my friend that way.”

I got the point, and started thinking about the impact of negative self talk.

It’s so important to speak positive things over ourselves. If we don’t honor our own self, how can anyone else honor us?

I thought about how many times I’ve berated myself. “Stupid….ignorant….you know better……get you s#it straight…..what’s wrong with you….why can’t you, why don’t you…what happened to you……you have gotten so fat, so old, where did you go?”

I saw a meme the other day that said ” what if every nasty word you ever said appeared on your face?”

So, in making peace with myself I started calculating how much I would owe myself if I collected $10 for every negative remark. It would be a whole lot of money.

Today I’m so grateful for reminders to be kind to myself and to others.

What are you grateful for today?

8 thoughts on “Self Talk

  1. I couldn’t agree more with what you say in your post. Often, we are our own worst enemy – I catch myself making comments about myself that never in a million years would I make about other people. In answer to your question, today I am grateful for the sunshine: the heatwave in London continues!

  2. This is why we have friends. When I first retired (for the second time), I asked some friends and co-workers to “evaluate” me. The one response I received pleasantly surprised me so much and greatly contributed to the “success” of this second retirement.

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