You may not know this, but you are awesome. Just as you are, right now. And before you say no and list off all the reasons why you think you’re not, stop, and just say thank you. Yeah, say it out loud. Thank you. Because who you are right now is who you are meant to be. It may not be who are supposed remain as, we should always be challenging ourselves to grow and change what no longer works for us, but for now, yeah, you are great, you have value, worth, and you offer the world something no one else can, you.
It’s easy to pick ourselves apart and only look at what we feel are our flaws, those things we don’t like about ourselves, or want to change. But what if you didn’t look at yourself that way, what if you looked at all the good things you are and share with others? What if you looked at how you can bring some light to someone else’s life? What if you realized just how special you truly are? What if you used the same lens you use to look at the other people in your life to look at yourself? Rather than that magnifying glass you’ve been using, looking for all the defects in all the nooks and crannies. You, just as you are right now are enough, and those things you would like to see changed, you can change. You can. I know it.
Think about the people you appreciate in your life and why, and now think about how they see you. They see you in the exactly same light, so shine that light back on yourself and look at yourself and all of it’s bright spots. Thank yourself for those spots. Appreciate those parts of you. Focus on all the good you have to share and offer to those around you. There are many. Discover what they are if you don’t know already, or ask a friend to point them out you. Think about how far you’ve come to get where you are, think about all that you’ve accomplished just to be here right now and celebrate that. Celebrate you. Even on your worst of days, there is still so much to celebrate. Take the time to look at all that you are, all that makes you you and celebrate that. Some of you may think I’m crazy, but try it, just once, and see if it doesn’t make a difference. Come on, just try it.
Each day what we do and say affects those around us, and even though we can be our own harshest critic, look at all the good you do, or can do, and start appreciating who you really are, not the stories or insults you throw at yourself. Who you are today is enough, you can always work harder and strive to be the person you’ve always wanted to be, but you can’t get there without first loving yourself enough so that you’re willing to the do work, and, willing to allow yourself to be who you may not have felt you deserved to be in the past. Thank you for being exactly who you are. And, once you can thank yourself for exactly that, that gratefulness will lead you to who are meant to be. Your absolute best you. SLAY on!
SLAY OF THE DAY: When you think of yourself, do you think you are enough? If yes, why? If not, why not? What qualities do you think you’re lacking to not be enough? How can you change that? Have you tried to change that in the past? How? What was the result? How have your efforts in the past changed you for the better. List 3 examples. So, knowing you’ve done it in the past, do you doubt you can do it again? If so, why do you doubt it? What is it about you that you think makes you a bad person? Are these reasons based in fact, or stories you or someone else tells you? What if you chose not to see the parts you think are bad and concentrated on the good parts? What then? Do it SLAYER, give it a try. Only think of the good parts, and take note of how you feel when you think of them. Use that feeling and those thoughts to propel you forward, to the next place you are meant to be, to grow, to live. Plant those seeds of good within yourself and watch them grow, and watch yourself become even more beautiful than you already are.
S – self L – love A – appreciate Y – you