My friend has the best job. He works at a grocery store in the produce department. He says all day long people will come up to him, reach around his cart to grab a fruit or a vegetable, and as he tries to move to make things easier for them, they say, “You’re okay.” “You’re all right.” “You’re fine.” All day long he hears these words. And you know what he does? He says to himself, “Yeah! I’m okay. I’m all right. I’m doing fine!”
I love that.
What if we affirmed ourselves, rather than the often frequently negative messages we send? “Oh I really messed that up.” “I wish that I’d never done that.” Or even, “I didn’t do that perfectly so there must be something wrong with me.” What about, “I’m too_______.” (Fat, ugly, stupid, late, tired, unhappy, overworked, broke, etc, etc, etc…) Maybe we’re not “too” anything. Maybe we’re just perfect the way we are. We’re all right.