Friday, January 17, 2014
Today's challenge is to write a letter to myself with positive self-talk. The message was that many of us talk to ourselves in a negative way. It went as far to say that if we had friends that talked to us the way we talk to ourselves we would discontinue the friendship. At first I thought to myself I don't do that, but I do. I have often said I am my own worst critic. As I sit here and reflect on the topic I realize that my worst times for negative feelings and reactions are after my husband and I have had a spat. Although I try not to let it get me down, it does. I comfort myself with food after which I criticize myself. Going forward I will strive to view myself as a good friend would and respond accordingly. What would my friend say? She would tell me that I am a beloved child of God and to find that place of forgiveness within myself, for myself and for anyone whom I perceive has wronged me. God is good. God is pure love and light. We all have God within us and I choose to look for that light in myself and in others.