Speak Kindly

by ericamclellan

Do you ever get the feeling that you are not doing things the way other people want? I hate disappointing people. On that same note, I have no problem disappointing myself. Funny how I can make allowances for other people but never for myself. I have to remind myself that I need to cut myself some slack. My counsellor once told me I need to speak to myself the same way I would speak to my best friend. I suppose she was right. I am the only person who I will spend my entire life with. I guess that means I should accept myself, speak kindly, and forgive. It sounds kind of sad to ‘be your own best friend,’ but in order to love and accept others, you have to love and accept yourself first.