be softer with you.


Someone sent me this picture on Instagram & it made me tear up. Isn’t the power of words amazing? Doesn’t it make you stop & think?

I am SO hard on myself. The things I think about myself, “ugly, fat, big nose, fat face” etc, etc, etc literally hundreds of times every single day don’t even cross my mind when I see & think of ANYONE else.

NEVER have I thought, let alone said, any of those cruel, nasty things about someone.
Isn’t that a tragedy? I, and I’m sure many of you, are so incredibly cruel to ourselves. It breaks my heart when I stop & take the time to think about it.

I had a therapist who once asked me, “if you had a friend who followed you around all day & said the things you say to yourself over & over, how long would you be their friend?” I kind of chuckled & answered, “well, I wouldn’t want them around, obviously.” He paused & said, “Mariah, that’s what you are doing to yourself”. Then, I cried. Haha.

Be softer with you. You are a breathing thing. A memory to someone. A home to a life.

I absolutely love that.

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