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When I first saw this image I just saw the words and thought it related to something completely different than what it is supposed to relate to. I took this to relate to us listening to ourselves and what our brain might tell ourselves. I think there is a great hidden meaning behind this. I struggle sometimes telling myself good things about myself or things that I have accomplished and instead focus on the things that I don't do right. My husband and I have this thing that we do when we may have done something wrong or done something that might upset each other. This thing that we do is calling ourselves terrible. For example if I spent too much money one month and my husband started talking to me about it I would automatically say, "I am sorry I am such a terrible wife." We have been doing it for so long that I have actually started feeling that I am a terrible wife and that I can't seem to do anything right. If I were to change that sentence around and say: "I am sorry for spending so much money, I will work harder next month to control my spending habits." It may not have as negative of effect as if I said it the first way. If we are constantly listening to us calling ourselves negative names or focusing on things that we could be doing better in our lives it could lead to negative feelings and thoughts.
So my goal for the rest of this week and beyond is to focus on telling myself that I may not be perfect but I am a pretty awesome person! Hopefully by doing this I can change my way of thinking and I can be happier a happier person, not only on the outside but also on the inside.
May we keep the quote in our mind from the book and movie The Help: "You is kind. You is smart. You is important."