"Be gentle on yourself."
I have a friend who has said this to me repeatedly in the last 18 months. Whenever she said it, I desperately needed to hear it. Because I tend to push myself hard. I take too much blame. I overfill my time. I punish myself for mistakes I may or may not have made.
It is too easy for me to accept guilt where none is mine.
I'm so glad I have a friend who will say this to me. We all need friends like that. Thanks to her, and many other lessons I have been learning, I am discovering how to be gentle on myself.
Today, I'm being that friend to you. Do you take more blame than you should? Are you carrying a burden that isn't even yours?
If so, friend, hear me now: Be gentle on yourself.
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