Hi, friend. Just checking in to give you some important reminders.
You are in control of your actions, and while some days your thoughts may do what they please, they are still yours.
You are worthy of love and kindness. Do not withhold it from yourself. It is okay to love yourself, to be kind to yourself.
You are valid. Your thoughts and feelings. Your person. You are valid.
Be kind, friend. Be kind to those around you, those you do not understand, who may need your patience. Be kind to those you know so well that they’ll, of course, forgive any unkindness. Be kind to yourself. You need kindness too.
Oh friend, be kind. Not just to others. You do that so well. Be kind to yourself. Show yourself the same patience and love you show even to strangers. You deserve that kindness. The love you show to others, to those closest to you, add yourself to that list. You deserve that love. It is okay to love yourself. It is good to love yourself. You’ve been taught it isn’t. I’m telling you, it is.