Pep Talk to Myself: I Trust You!

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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!


Classy Cosmo

Dear Dawn,

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.

DawnHoof Working

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!


Roadside Sunflower

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’ :))

So Pep-Talk-on!


Cosmos in bloom


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Photos: Dawn Jenkins; photo of Dawn, T. Turner



13 thoughts on “Pep Talk to Myself: I Trust You!

  1. dfolstad58

    I loved your peptalk. How often have I been harder on myself than I would be to anyone else. I think this theme should be repeated regularly, it is a very worthwhile message. Be kind to yourself, appreciate yourself.

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    1. DawnSeeker / DawnHoof Post author

      Yes — and like most things, I think self-kindness gets easier to do the more we practice doing it. I worked today, and afterwards I pulled more weeds out at the horses, reinforcing that wonderful ability of doing what is needed, rather than just what is fun. Tomorrow is Sunday, and now with duty out of the way, I can take the day off :)) Hurray! Dawn

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      1. dfolstad58

        I awoke to much needed rain. No watering today , but no morning walk either. The day has been fun already talking with one of our former students from Japan who boarded with us. She is now married and has a young son. Happy morning Dawn.

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    1. DawnSeeker / DawnHoof Post author

      Yes, and berating ourselves keeps us stuck in those past mistakes. In writing this, I realized how much I strive to do my best, and how I don’t like the feeling of failure. Therefore, I endeavor to learn from my mistakes (don’t wait to get the weeds once they are two feet tall, but rather as small buds, ie). And that’s something to celebrate :))

      It’s a beautiful Spring day up here in the mountains :)) Rick and I are going on a photo-safari drive on the back roads, looking for wildflowers, and condors! Joy!

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  2. Samantha

    Your reminder comes at just the right time. I have been lacking in self-compassion lately (which is ironic, considering that’s what I want to teach others). I am happy you took the time to give this pep talk to yourself and share it with us 😊

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    1. DawnSeeker / DawnHoof Post author

      Great to hear from you, Samantha :)) Remember that it’s very human to doubt ourselves. The trouble seems to be dropping the criticism once we’ve recognized it, and moving forward again. My daughter Ashie is a Chiropractor, and one of her instructors was Dr. Bruce Lipton (The Biology of Belief)! She learned that we make a neurological connection to what we think about, strengthening that connection the more we ruminate. So that’s helped me visualize what I want to connect to, and free myself of the blunders I’d rather do without. Stay well — be good to yourself :)) I know that can be tougher to do with ourselves, than others. Dawn

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      1. Samantha

        Likewise, Dawn 🙂

        I’ve heard about the power of visualisation and believe in it myself. But still… sometimes my personal world feels so hopeless, it’s hard to imagine there’s more in store for me. And then, of course, I can only blame myself.

        But I am learning 😊 Everything in life comes with ups and downs, that’s what keeps us rolling 😉

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        1. DawnSeeker / DawnHoof Post author

          Yes! You are doing just fine, Samantha. I know that you can trust yourself to always do the right thing. Life is a long, long endurance ride. To think that we will escape all the issues humans have to deal with is unrealistic. But we can choose to stay in the pocket of love and goodness that always sees us through. I’m a bit farther along in life than you — please know that it really does all work out for us if we keep turning our thoughts and actions upward (even after we fall, we get back up — that’s the process :)) My husband’s mother was a worrier, and in her late 80s she confessed that worrying was a waste of time — none of her fears had happened!

          Remember the following posts. They might be helpful —

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