Kindness starts inside of us. The way we talk to others is just a reflection of the way we speak to ourselves. The way we treat others mirrors the way internally, and sometimes externally, we treat ourselves.
I’m learning to love and show tenderness to the woman that looks back at me in the mirror every day. She is becoming my good friend. Her past mistakes are teaching me to be a better person today, helping me to want to live my life better and try to share goodness. Her insecurities are giving me a waypoint to a new destination where strength and confidence are found. Her sorrow and tears have made me more aware of those around me that keep loving with a broken heart. I owe her my experience, the little wisdom that the years have given us. And there is not a day that I don’t thank her for having the courage of getting up, breathing again, and choosing hope, love, light, and life.
We are the same woman, but at the same time, after so much loss and grief, there is a before and after, two of us, and we both understand each other so much.
So today, it is me, the one saying to you all out there that may be struggling: keep going my friend, keep breathing, keep living one minute a time, because you are loved and it gets better. It truly does! ...