Dear Merciful Girl,

Be kind to your dear, beautiful self. Tell her the things that matter. Tell her that it’s going to be okay. Tell her that you are proud of her for how hard she works every day at making it through the craziness that is life. Let her rest when she is tired. Encourage her when she is discouraged. Lift her up when she is beat down.

And for the sake of all that is good and true . . . show her some good times. Take her out to play. Let her see beautiful new things and experience exciting new things. Take good care of her . . . for she is so very beloved and so very important.

You deserve this kind of treatment, wonderful you. You are with yourself more than you are with any other person . . . so make sure the relationship is a good, healthy, and merciful one.

Walk as if you are beloved . . . behave as if you are beloved . . . because the truth is that you absolutely are.

Today is the day for more kindness and more gentleness.

You are so very loved.