Dear Merciful Girl,

There are enough hard-sell tactics, massive pressure and ‘not-good-enough’ messages blaring out the speakers of everywhere we go in this world to last us the rest of our lives. For this reason, dear girl, it is so important to be kind and gentle with ourselves in every manner of communication.

Of course there is weariness from all of this beating down, and the place to get healing salve gently rubbed into our wounds really must be in the quiet moments that we have with our own selves. The last thing each of us needs is more mean self talk, more pressure or more disappointed and disapproving commentary going on between our ears.

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 and 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.