The Gift of Self Kindness ๐ŸŽ

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A co-worker and friend told me a few months ago that she couldn’t understand why I was the kindest person to other people but don’t give myself the gift of kindness. Why is it that I can smother others with free flowing kindness but can’t share with myself? Maybe it’s from habit or from my genes and how I’m made up but it doesn’t matter why. What matters is thatย I’m happily changing in my life. RIGHT NOW!

 

 

Being gentle to yourself means you care enough of your well being and life. Accepting yourself, shortcomings and all. It’s an acceptance of all your traits, even the ones you particularly want to change.

 

 

 

It means that you don’t have to take yourself serious all the time. Iโ€™ll never forget a comment a classmate wrote in my senior yearbookโ€ฆโ€Donโ€™t take life so seriously.โ€ Good advice, Brandon Fied and itโ€™s stayed with me all these years! Thank you.

 

 

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Being kind to yourself is a habit you can practice, even if you don’t feel it. The more you do it and forgive yourself, I would imagine it gets easier. My friend and fellow blogger Debbie from Forgiving Connects practices self forgiveness and that has inspired me to go easy on myself with love and forgiveness. Check out her lovely blog which focuses on forgiveness, love and acceptance

 

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This is me being kind to myself I never my favorite place, Ogunquit Beach, Maine.

 

 

 

This is a new day, an opportunity to destroy my low self esteem for once and for all.ย I vow to wake up everyday and simply love myself as I do with others. I deserve the same precious kindness I share with others. When you’ve lived all your life beating yourself up, it’s tough changing. Despite this, I’m traveling the road to self acceptance and love.
How about youโ€ฆ.do you treat yourself with the kindness that you deserve? I hope so, if you donโ€™t letโ€™s do it together! Any suggestions on ways to show myself kindness and forgiveness?
All My Best,

Heart and Soul ๐Ÿ’—

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11 thoughts on “The Gift of Self Kindness ๐ŸŽ

  1. Oh Mary!!!! I love this post. Good for you for sharing your own kindness with YOU. You definitely deserve it. And what a great key to forgiveness in humor. My spiritual mentor John-Roger has said, “If it’s funny later, it’s funny now.” ๐Ÿ™‚ And “If it’s not fun, why do it?”

    Thank you for mentioning my blog. I’m so glad that it’s inspired you to forgive, and to accept and be kind to yourself, Mary. You are welcome to contribute this post to Forgiving Fridays if you want to!! It would be an honor. All you need to do is include a pingback to my post (you can do that right where you mention my blog) & include #ForgivingFridays in your tags. Here’s my latest Forgiving Fridays if helpful: https://forgivingconnects.com/2017/05/19/todays-forgiving-fridays-the-incredible-results-of-forgiveness/

    OK Mary, have a wonderful Sunday. Again, I am so touched & really acknowledge you for being so good to yourself. You are a blessing. Love, Debbie

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  2. ps – what an excellent photo of you at Ogunquit Beach. Isn’t it amazing how the beach helps us to love ourselves? (My Forgiving Fridays banner includes the beach!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ) Love to you, Mary.

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  3. Hi Mary! I don’t think it worked (if you tried it). Have you done a pingback before? If not, it’s super easy. You simply go back into your post, highlight a word or phrase, and click on the link / chain looking icon. You’ll be prompted to add the web address, and then you save the updates! That’s it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Feel free to email me if you have questions, Mary. My email is weloveyou@forgivingconnects.com

    Much love and blessings, Debbie xo

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