Do you need a little encouragement today? If you’re reading this, then I bet you do. Maybe you had a rough day today or maybe it’s been a rough week or even year. So here’s today’s dose of encouragement for you! Sit back, my friend, and soak all of it up! 🙂
Okay yes, I probably don’t know you because unfortunately I do not know all of my readers on a deep, personal level. (I wish that I did 🙁 ) But I still know that you’re amazing. I 100% believe that you have potential. That you have talents. That you have strengths. That you have wonderful qualities about you.
Now don’t scoff or roll your eyes! Just because you might not see it doesn’t mean that it isn’t true. Maybe you feel like no one in your life sees it. Still doesn’t mean that it’s not true.
and I believe you need to hear that today. As Dr. Seuss so perfectly put it, “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” You are a rare and beautiful creature. The only one of its kind. You have a unique personality, appearance, likes/dislikes, etc.
Stop looking at your uniqueness as a flaw.
Personal story here. I have a hard time accepting my differences from other people. I don’t like to stand out or be different. (If it’s something great, then I don’t mind as much. Just don’t catch me by surprise and single me out!!) But differences often seem like a negative. If everyone is wearing/doing/talking about one thing and I’m not, then I feel like an outcast. I feel as if I don’t belong, everyone’s judging me, or that no one likes me.
We have to stop feeding ourselves these negative self-thoughts. We have to stop giving in to the lies that we aren’t enough.
Aren’t pretty enough
Aren’t well liked enough
Aren’t fashionable enough
Aren’t smart enough
Aren’t funny enough
Aren’t slim enough
Aren’t perfect enough
It’s not healthy. It’s not fair. It’s not even true! There will always always always be someone who is smarter, prettier, funnier, skinnier (etc.) than you. We’ve got to accept that fact right now. Instead we need to focus on being the best version of ourselves. We need to focus on growing in our strengths and using our talents proudly. We need to strive for a positive self-image.
When someone asks you to describe yourself, what do you say? What descriptive words or characteristics come to mind? Are they negative or positive? How are you painting yourself to others? Do you constantly remind yourself that you’re amazing?
Show people how incredible you are by believing in yourself. Believe that you are a talented individual. Believe that you have valuable strengths that are an asset to this world. Believe that you can do anything that you set your mind to. Believe that you’re amazing!
You are you. And that my friends, will always be enough.