Kindness: Put it in writing

by lclarcq on January 12th, 2015

filed under Archived Posts 2015, Encouragment, Not So Good Days

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I don’t know about you, but I need A LOT of reminders. I use Post-It notes, Evernote, the calendar on my phone, the calendar w/my inbox at school and yes, I still sometimes write on my hand.

Today, create a reminder that what you are doing today matters. Write a note to yourself. Email it or text it or write it down and put it in your pocket. Tape it on your computer monitor, draw it on your white board or write it on your hand. Every time you see it, it will be a reminder that YOU MATTER. Everything that you do really does make a difference….even if it doesn’t seem like it at the time.

Don’t wait for someone else to get around to telling you that you have touched lives, warmed hearts and changed the world. Someone else might just be too busy staying afloat today.

Gently, but firmly, remind yourself. Put it in writing. Put it where you will come in contact with it all day long. If you are not sure how to word it…try one of these:

You matter.
You said just the right thing to someone today.
Your smile touches hearts.
You are someone’s rock.
You are loved.
You are important.
Today you had the answer to someone’s important question.
Thank you for being you.
You are the answer to someone’s prayer.
You have done the right thing.
You make a difference.
Yes, you have done enough today.

Sorry if it seems silly, but if YOU cannot believe that you matter, no one else will be able to convince you of it.
It is often so easy for us to say these things to others, but so hard to say them to ourselves. Even if you don’t believe what you are writing, pick something that you would like to hear, that you would like someone to say to you. Say it to yourself. Put it in writing and let it be a part of your day today. Just for 24 hours. It can’t hurt.

with love,
and looking around for my Post-It notes,
Laurie

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3 Responses to “Kindness: Put it in writing”

  1. lclarcq says:

    MIss you Miss Kate!!!!! I hope that all is well with you and yours. Thanks for visiting! (and yes…you do more than enough!)

    love you,
    Laurie

  2. kataluga says:

    I loved “Yes, you have done enough today.” So often as my little perfectionist A+ personality forgets that I am working towards a Be goal, I forget to remind myself that it is okay to say I’m done–it can wait until tomorrow. When I try to do too much, I lose my sense of calm and peace. It shows all over me. Thank you! Now to find that post-it note for my day calendar!
    Kate

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