Be Gentle with Yourself

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We have a tendency to be extra critical when evaluating ourselves. “I should do this”, “I should do that”. “I’m too old”, “I’m too young”, “I’m too heavy”…This blog is an invitation to treat yourself more lovingly dear one. You are invited to talk to yourself with the love and patience that you would show a 5 year old child. We all have that 5 year old inner child inside us who longs for love, encouragement and approval. I invite you to get a picture of a young you and place it in a spot where you can view it often. View this picture with love and know that that young you is still inside the present day you. Treat yourself with loving self-talk. You are a perfect creation of God, even if you don’t feel like it; especially if you don’t feel like it. Today, lovingly treat yourself to some gracious self-talk. Here are a few examples. I am worth it. I am enough. I did a good job. I am a good friend, wife, mother, sister, daughter, husband, father, brother, son, employee…I treat myself with love and respect. I am a child of the Most High God. I am a wonderful creation, beautifully and wonderfully made.

Today be nice to the 5 year old you. You are worth it. Give yourself praise for who you are and what you have accomplished. Your future you will thank you for being a brave and loving you to yourself today.

Sending lots of love, joy and peace your way. Janette Angel Angles