love letters

Do you ever just get to a point where you feel empty? Where you feel kind of lost and confused, not sure why you're doing what you're doing?

We all have bad days. We all have terrible days. We all have days where we just simply believe we aren't worthy of having good days. Some of us handle those days better than others, but no matter who you are those days happen, and they affect you. 

I've always been someone who naturally errs on the side of unworthiness. I am really hard on myself. I'm perfectionistic and nothing I do is ever enough. So on days when I am being too hard on myself, I've started a new habit. It's a pretty new idea for me so I'm not very good at it, and sometimes I still let my thoughts get the best of me. But I was talking to a friend recently, and he said that someone had told him once to keep every nice card and note he's given so that he can look back on them when he's having a hard day. I decided this was a really great idea for everyone to implement so I've decided to try it out. 

You can keep all of these notes on your phone if you don't prefer paper, but I'm a paper lover. So I am gathering all of the nice cards people have given me and I'm currently working on putting them into my notebook. I also keep a note on my phone for the random times that someone does or says something that makes me feel loved, I plan on including these random moments in my notebook as well. 

While we're on the subject of making sure you take care of yourself and remind yourself how enough you are, let's be sure we're telling others how enough they are. We are so scared of being rejected that we keep our mouths shut when we feel we should speak up. People need to hear how you feel about them. And they need to hear it often. It's not enough to tell them one time. People forget so quickly how good they are. You should remind them constantly. 

We're only human, you know? We can only do so much. And no matter what you've done in your life, you are worthy. You have the right to take up space. You mean something. Don't forget that.