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?