Yes, I know it’s been too long since I’ve shared my own words. I promise to do so as soon as I am able. In the meantime, I found this from wise and eloquent, Cynthia Occelli. It spoke to my heart. I trust that many of you will find comfort in her words.
“Tonight, give yourself what your child-self needed most. It’s common for a couple of people, usually parents, to be the center of a child’s universe. Inevitably, even the very best parents miss the mark at some point when it comes to meeting a child’s every need.
Sometimes the people who raised us were so broken, wounded, or overwhelmed that they couldn’t meet our needs and instead gave us misinformation about ourselves. We believed it, not because it was true, but because we hadn’t learned to think for ourselves yet.
For some, no one was there at all.
What is done is done, but it’s not too late to get what you needed.
Tonight, be your own parent and tell yourself the truth about you. These truths are universal and apply to every child ever created. This includes you. Suspend all doubt, arguments, and reluctance. Get out of the way and let the truth about you have its way.
You are worthy of every good thing life has to offer. You deserve love, kindness, peace, care, and to have all of your needs met. You matter to all that is and you will never achieve a greater honor, accolade, or achievement than being chosen for LIFE. Never doubt whether you are good enough, YOU ARE. God doesn’t make junk. You are not better than anyone and NO ONE is better than you. You belong here and there is great love for you.
Tonight, I fill my heart with the truth about me. I let it live in me and guide my life.