It's interesting.
I have this amazing vocation. I get to talk with people of all ages about meaning, life, and faith. I get to share words like:
"You are loved"
"You are valuable"
"It's okay to feel sad sometimes"
"God loves you regardless of all the chaos going on around you"

I say all those things and I mean them 100%.
When I tell people they are loved and valued, I mean it completely and totally.

But sometimes I really struggle to believe in my own love-ability and value and worth.
Do you ever have days like that?
I feel positive and thankful and grateful and happy.
But now and then, deep inside, I don't feel very lovable.
I think we all have times like that.

So that's why I'm going to work on a little project before bed tonight.
I'm going to write out some affirmations and I'm going to try to have them with me at all times - either on paper or on my heart.

"An affirmation is a mental or verbal declaration to yourself and to the universe about how you want your life to be...positive affirmations are an effective tool for clearing the negativity out of our minds and our lives" - from "inner simplicity" by Elaine St. James

I'm not sure what my affirmations will be yet.
But feel free to join me!
Because guess what?! We really are lovable. Really.

And also, if you'd like to be inspired to the point of tears, read this: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/05/as-103-year-old-dies-her-reading-circle-mourns/?scp=2&sq=goodyear&st=cse

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