This. This is going on my bathroom mirror. (That’s where I write the words that melt my heart… in lipstick… which ruins my lipstick.) You all know that I have zero problems when it comes to kicking my own butt…. the gentleness is where I struggle. But this quote makes a good point- I’m doing the best that I can. Those are the words I’m going to whisper to myself the next time I file a form incorrectly. Or the next time I fall short on my to-do list. Or the next time my words come out wrong. I’m doing the best that I can.
Where can you offer yourself some gentleness? I often hear people apologizing for not making it to yoga in awhile. But each day is a new day, so forget the days you didn’t make it, and feel good for showing up. Be kind to yourself, and you’ll give other people permission to do the same.