Thursday, July 7, 2011

Be Kind to Yourself

This morning, after having a particularly restless night, I found myself quite full of negativity. "Ugh, I have to take antibiotics again, already?? It's going to knock me on my butt!" "I am so sick of this!" "I cannot take another day of this!"

But then, something happened. I caught myself and stopped those negative thoughts dead in their tracks! I thought to myself, "Wait a minute! Why would I want to make things any harder on myself, especially when my body is fighting so hard for me?!"

I quickly replaced those negative thoughts with kind words toward my body and repeated my favorite line for when I'm struggling, "Be peaceful my sweet body, working so hard to support me." (I think that's from this book, which is amazing!)

I decided to challenge myself for the day: My goal is to focus on being kinder to myself. I invite you to join me, and if you're willing, leave a comment with one kind thing about yourself.

"The words "I am" are potent words; be careful what you hitch them to.  The thing you're claiming has a way of reaching back and claiming you."  ~A.L. Kitselman


  1. I'll go first! I am very strong and am proud of my inner strength. I also love my sense of humor.

    Okay, that wasn't so bad. Now, who is brave enough to go next?! :)

  2. (ok, so this is a little hard to do...) I am intelligent, and I am greatly loved.

  3. I am a gift to be treasured.

  4. I am a surviver. I am strong enough, courageous enough. I am an encourager.

  5. I am an awesome mom, stubborn fighter, understanding, empathetic, compassionate
    and beautiful (we all are beautiful).

  6. I do my best to take care of my family and show them I love them.