You have been saying mean things about my friend all day! First on your blog, now this! Enough!
I was absolutely horrified - what mean things had I said about anybody ? I try really hard to be supportive and encouraging when I tweet / FB / post blogs and, as much as I wracked my brains, I couldn't think of anything I had posted where I had been mean to anyone.
And then I read the whole tweet.
And then I knew who I had been mean to.
I had been mean to me.
I had said things that were not supportive of me.
I had said things that did not encourage me.
I had said things that were mean and nasty about me.
And it wasn't right - how come I can be so supportive and encouraging of others and yet so destructive of myself ?
Is it because I think others are more worthy of my support and encouragement than I am ?
I don't know. But, what I do know is that I made a decision - to try really, really hard to be nice to myself.
To support and encourage myself.
To not put myself down.
And to give myself the boost that I need when I need it. Not in a "I love myself and look how good I am" kind of way, but in the same way that I support and encourage those in my village.
Are there times when I will forget ? Absolutely.
Is this OK ? Yes, so long as I realise when I am doing it and turn it around.
On Saturday night I saw this on The Warm Fuzzies FB page and it was just so appropriate, I had to use it in this post.
Seeing as it's Tuesday, I am linking in with Essentially Jess for #IBOT.
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TFTD : Stop expecting others to show you love, acceptance, commitment and respect when you don't even show that to yourself.