Today we ask that you honor yourself.
You all do good things. You are all good people. This is absolutely true, no matter what your critical inner voices may say. You are good.
So today, honor yourself. Honor yourself for what you do.
All of you do good things. You may not consider your good actions to be big, or important, but nonetheless they are meaningful.
Connect with your goodness in your job. Even if your job may seem lowly or unimportant, connect with your goodness in it.
Connect with your goodness in the way you interact with other people.
If you are around animals, connect with your goodness in the way you interact with animals.
If you are around children, connect with your goodness in the way you interact with children.
Connect with your goodness in the way you interact with yourself. Ways in which you keep your mind and body healthy. Honor yourself for these actions.
People spend a great deal of time being critical of themselves. The problem with this is that it sets up a negative feedback loop. Why do anything, if it will never be good enough for your inner critic?
That is why it is so important to take time to honor yourself. It is not vain or egotistical. It is just self-love, in the healthiest sense.
When a child does something good, the healthy parent applauds and encourages that child.
Be a healthy parent to yourself. Applaud and encourage yourself for the good you do.