Updated: Mar 21
I deserve to be happy.
Oh, it’s such a simple statement, isn’t it? I deserve to be happy. It’s also a little trite, isn’t it? Well, you know why people say it all the time? Um, because it’s true.
You deserve happiness by the mere fact that you are a human being on this planet. If you doubt that, then consider this: If I were to show you a picture of a child right now and ask you, “Does this child deserve to be happy?” What would your answer be? It would be an unequivocal “Yes!” wouldn’t it?
Would you first ask, “Has that child made any mistakes? Has she done everything she’s supposed to do? Has he helped other people? Is she successful?” You wouldn’t, would you? I mean that would be crazy, right?
Well, newsflash … you are that child. Should the mere fact of simply aging change that? Don’t even think about answering that, it’s rhetorical! The answer is a resounding, “No!” That child is in you ... that child IS you. No matter what has happened in your life, you will always be that child who deserves happiness and love.
So today, I want you to take a few minutes to tell your inner child all of the things he or she needs to hear to feel loved and safe. Perhaps these are things you have always wanted someone else to say to you. If you're not sure what to say, sit quietly for a few moments and ask the child inside of you what they need to hear from you. If you can easily find a picture of yourself as a child, it might help to have that out, so you can see your beautiful innocent face as you say the words.
Afterwards, write it down or record it, so you can read or listen to it when you need to ... as often as you need to. That child deserves your love ... you deserve your love ... you deserve all good things ... you deserve to be happy.
Spiral level: All
Use when feeling: uneasy, sadness, depressed, down on self, low self esteem, accepting, next level shit