How do you talk to yourself? It’s easy to be kind to ourselves when things are going well yet we often berate ourselves even when things are positive. We tell ourselves things like, “That was a fluke!” or “Huh! That probably won’t ever happen again.” Hmmm. Really?
What if you just stood in the joy of everything that was going right in your life? What if standing in that joy opened up your heart and life for other good things to happen? What if you could reach for the next best thought?
I’ve been very mindful of this lately. Encouraging ourselves is important because sometimes that is the only encouragement we are going to get. People are so caught up in their own lives that they may not think of doing this for others. What I have found is that when I encourage myself the better it gets, the better it gets.
The bonus of doing this is that it then becomes easier to encourage others. When you do that with your spouse, children, friends, co-workers, and even strangers the ripple effect may not be known to you. However, I’m certain that they will carry that goodness with them and out into the world.
Do you remember the Chaka Khan song “Tell Me Something Good”? I encourage you to tell yourself something good at least once a day. Be kind to you.