We say, “Be polite, you don’t know what someone is going through.” But we DO know what we’ve been through, and our thoughts to ourselves are often impolite, at best. But why? Why are we so hard on ourselves when we know the struggles we’ve had?
Today remind yourself that you’ve made it through a lot to get to this very place. You deserve your kindness just as much as strangers do, if not more. Because while being polite to strangers is golden, you’ve actually earned self kindness, especially after all you’ve been through. You’ve earned your self respect.