Say Something Nice, You Deserve It

Why is it so hard to say something nice about yourself or give your self well-deserved credit when due? I find it easy to tell others about how great they are and how to self-love but why can’t I take my own advice?

In times like these we need to be extra careful with being nice to ourselves. We are filled with stress and doubt and confusion and sometimes that makes it hard to see the greatness we possess.

Someone told me once how patient I was with my kids. I scoffed and said “that’s because you are here but I guess so”. She said, “you don’t give yourself enough credit. You are a strong woman, intelligent and a great mom!”  

I bring this up because I was forced, literally, by a grad school course to tell them about myself and why I felt like I was a good fit for my major.

To say it out loud made it feel braggy or boasty. I am neither. But why are we so afraid to say what we know to be true? If you are a badass mom and have the patience of a saint say so! Own your truth and embrace the good. It’s ok to believe in yourself and put your positivity into the universe so that it comes back full circle. 

We read all the memes, all the articles, repost, share and reshare positivity quotes, but when you are alone at the end of the day do you believe it? Do you share for yourself or other people? 

It seems easier to live in the negative sometimes. It maybe makes us feel more relatable to others to share in their struggles but is putting yourself down to make others feel in good company actually helping them? You dont have to sacrifice your self worth to practice empathy.

I can say all the nice things in the world to someone else yet come up with minimal nice things to say about myself. Make the change!

Write it on a post-it, on your mirror, or in a journal. Say it out loud!

YOU ARE STRONG, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, YOU ARE IMPORTANT, AND YOU DESERVE ALL THE LOVE THERE IS. 

YOU ARE ENOUGH!

Ali Comeaux
Ali is a homeschooling mama of 2 kiddos, Ella, 11 and Cohen, 9. She and her husband Jansey are originally from Acadiana and have finally returned home after 10 years of living around the world. She recently graduated from LSU with a Master’s in Higher Education, and she is currently in the Doctorate program in Educational Leadership at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Once a Cajun, always a cajun! She is a full-time mom, wife, teacher, maid, chauffeur, and student. She and her family love to travel and do so as often as possible. In her spare time, she enjoys rescuing animals and currently has 2 dogs, 3 cats, a guinea pig, a bird, and a fish. Her hobbies including crafting all of the things, cooking, and binge-watching reality tv late at night.

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