Life for Beginners Stories by Kenny Mah

Be kinder to…yourself

by Kenny Mah

We are reminded constantly not to judge others, to have empathy and a kind heart. This is good advice. Sometimes we apply it, sometimes we don’t.

But rarely do we employ this counsel on ourselves. We judge ourselves harshly, crueler perhaps than our verdicts on friends and strangers alike. The money that we have, our jobs, our weight and waistlines. Our love life or lack thereof. We are not kind to ourselves.

Today I invite myself to see how far I’ve come and how well I’m done. I’ve done alright. Having a roof over my head, food on my table, and the ability to run, laugh, and cry. Why, these are all blessings!

I shall be kinder to myself. How about you?

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