Be Gentle With Yourself

Because you deserve it.

You give everyone around you a break, the benefit of the doubt, another chance to undo a wrong. You forgive and forget and forge ahead. You are for the people around you and for the people you love at all costs.

You try your best, always. In whatever role you are filling at the moment, and with whoever you are surrounded by, you know in your heart that you are giving your all.

Sometimes you feel down, you feel your all isn’t good enough because not everything was accomplished, because the people you love feel let down in some way, because there is judgment from others who view your efforts as less than.

Still, you forge on. You try harder. You give more. You are more. You will get it right and succeed and make everyone smile and happy because your efforts come from your heart.

But, who said your best isn’t good enough? Who told you that your efforts must make everyone happy all of the time? Where did the message that you have to be everything to everyone all the time come from anyway?

Perhaps it is time to start learning new beliefs. It is time to believe that your best, coming from your heart will always be enough. It is time to believe that you deserve the same breaks, the same benefits, the same grace. It is time to let go of the pressure, of the expectations, of the judgements. Let’s be honest – people are going to judge anyway, everyone always has an opinion. Maybe it is time to stop judging others since that is the real indicator of how harsh we are to ourselves.

And, in the end, you are happy and at peace. The love you so freely give to others you give to yourself with gentleness, patience and acceptance. You are enough. You are worthy.

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