Pep Talk to Myself: I Trust You!
This is a tough one. Because we aren’t always good at being good to ourselves.
How often do we stop and appreciate all that we have in Life — our homes, cars, pets, possessions — and the family and people who make up our inner circle?
We do our best to reach out and let those close beacon-friends know what they mean to us.
But what about ourselves? Do we take our own selves for granted?
Here is the Pep Talk I found myself earnestly espousing the other day, while pulling prickly weeds — a task I didn’t particularly want to do.
As important as it seems, how often do we thank ourselves for the goodness we strive for? Maybe you, too, could whip up a little Pep Talk honoring the goodness in you :)) Best!
Have I mentioned lately, how much I appreciate you, and all that you do?
I watched you pulling weeds out at the horses last week, and I realized — I trust you! I trust you to do the right thing.
(Oh how the stickers hurt my hands, how I didn’t want to finish yanking up the row of sharp-tufted intruders. But I watched your gloved fingers pull up the pests; I watched you grab for every dropped seed head — and squatting, up and down, knees creaking — finish the row, it took a good hour!, until all were in your bucket.)
And I realized, watching you, how reliable you are! And I realized how little I’ve shared my gratitude with you . . . (see my post, Self-Talk).
I’ve watched you my entire life. Like a friend. Like a lover.
When something needs doing (not the little things like a very tidy, organized house — I understand your limitations here), but whatever really needs doing, you rise to, and accomplish.
In thinking about all you have done for me, I realize how you have kept me safe. Alive. You are trustworthy. You are true.
You drive me in the car, you feed me, you tell me when it’s time for sleep.
You raised your kids and scaled the endless, day-to-day mountain of motherhood!
You drove them and fed them and provided for them. You laughed, you cried. You instilled good values in them — and your kids are strong and resilient.
You are strong. You are tough. And I thank you.
I can depend on you!
I trust you :))
Stay well. Stay strong. Stay true!
Well, my Pep Talk proved productive!
Since writing this, I have worked on taxes, tidied up a big stack of papers from my desk, and pulled several hours of weeds. Hurray!
As they say, ‘you catch more flies with honey than vinegar’ :))
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Photos: Dawn Jenkins; photo of Dawn, T. Turner