Today, it's all about you

Not sure if you noticed how quick we are to dish out compliments to others, but seldom offer them up to ourselves.

Today, I want you to admire you. I give you permission to compliment yourself as much as you want. Just don't dab when gloating or I'll have to smack you. 

Here's a letter I discovered while attending an event for Girl Scouts with my daughter, Lilyan. It was used during a self-building exercise, the troop participated in. 

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Fill out the letter below, address it to yourself. It’s O.K. to add multiple answers. Just be sure to keep it around and read it when you aren't feeling your best. 

Dear Friend, (YOU)

What I admire so much about you is:

You are so talented at:

A time when you were really brave was:

Whenever you feel angry, hurt, or confused, I want you to remember:

One day, I know you will be amazing at:

Here's a copy of my letter. Feel free to share yours with us.  


Dear Brigitte,

What I admire so much about you is: Your sense of humor, your warmth.

You are so talented at: Being creative, cooking.

A time when you were really brave was: Every time I started a new school. I attended seven different schools throughout my childhood. (We moved around a lot. Not because my parents were hippies and blew up a chemical building out of protest, forcing us to live our lives on the run; they simply got divorced and had a hard time figuring things out for themselves - this could actually turn into a book rather than a letter).

Whenever you feel angry, hurt, or confused, I want you to remember: God is with you, you have the power to make things better.

One day, I know you will be amazing at: Speaking French