As moms there’s one thing we all have in common, and that’s a little girl who lives inside of us. Unfortunately, another thing a lot of us seem to have in common is not being very nice to her.
Have you ever stopped to notice how many times in a day you say mean things to yourself?
What if . . . .
What if every time you talked to yourself in a less than kind way, complained about how you look or thought, “I wish I was smaller” . . . . what if, in those moments, you looked at yourself like the sweet little girl you used to be? What if you looked at yourself through the eyes of a mother?
Would that change the way you treat yourself?
Is that how you would talk to her? Is that how you would feed her? Would you criticize her? Or tell her she’s fat, ugly, or stupid? Would you yell at her when she’s crying?
Of course not, you would protect her FIERCELY.
How to make a change
See if you can find a picture of you from when you were small and put it up somewhere you can see it every day. Any time you start to feel down on yourself, or think negatively about your body, STOP and think about that little girl. She DESERVES your love. She DESERVES your time and attention. The next time you want to be mean to yourself, I want you to think about that girl and MOTHER her.
By far, the best gift you could receive today comes from yourself. No one knows the depths you’ve been to but you, and nobody can pay you a better tribute on this day than YOU!
I encourage you to look in the mirror today and thank the person in front of you. Encourage her. Praise her. Tell her you love her and believe in her. Tell her she’s hot! Let her laugh, or cry,—but don’t let her hide. Give her permission to receive and embrace every kind word, and to SHINE!
Today and every day, appreciate yourself, acknowledge yourself, honor yourself, love yourself. You are amazing—thank you for EVERYTHING that you are.