“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” ~ Meister Eckhart
When was the last time you looked in the mirror and thanked yourself for the incredible being that you are, for all the wonderful things you have done for others, and for everything you have been through so far?
You see, most of us are busy giving and asking for love, approval, appreciation and affection from those around us, but we rarely stop to think whether we should offer all of these things to ourselves as well.
Here are 9 things you should most definitely thank yourself for, today and everyday.
1. Your strength
As you may already know, it’s not always easy to be part of this world. It takes a lot of strength to be in this world. To live on this planet, and to deal with the many challenging situations you have to deal with on a regular basis. And for the strength, courage and fortitude you show every single day, you need to thank yourself:)
2. Your loving heart and beautiful Soul
You offer so much love, support and affection to those around you, giving so much and expecting so little in return. Your heart is full of love, and your Soul is filled with light. Because of that, you need to thank yourself. You need to thank yourself for being the kind, loving, caring and compassionate being that you are.
3. Your beauty and authenticity
You are beautiful, unique and authentic. You live your life with so much grace and integrity, shining your light wherever you go and making this world a lot brighter with your presence. You live in truth, always doing the right thing even when no one is looking. And because of that, you deserve your gratitude and appreciation. You deserve to thank yourself for living with so much integrity, and for being the beautiful, unique and authentic being that you were born to be.
4. Your superpowers
No matter how many challenging and difficult experiences life sends your way, and no matter how many painful situations you go through, you always find a way to get out of them. You always find a way to come out of your “battles” with your head held up high and a big smile on your face. And because of that, because of the way you use your “superpowers”, you deserve so your love, gratitude and appreciation. You deserve a big “thank you”!
5. Your ability to forgive
Because you know that “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” – Mark Twain, you don’t hold grudges nor do you cling onto resentment. You forgive with so much ease, keeping your heart free from negativity, free from anger and free from resentment. And because of that you deserve to feel loved, appreciated and acknowledged. You deserve your own thankfulness.
6. Your thirst for growth
You have this incredible ability to learn from every experience and every interaction life sends your way. You are a true alchemist. You know how to turn your wounds into wisdom, your difficulties into opportunities and your darkness into light. And since this is a big thing, make sure you give yourself a big fat hug and a gracious “thank you”.
7. Your “never-give-up” spirit
In your search for love, for dreams, for the adventure of being alive, you fell down so many times. You got hurt and you got wounded, and even though your mind asked you to give up, to stop making “ a fool of yourself”, you never did. You never gave up. You ignored the loud noise of your mind and continued to follow your intuition.
8. For the courage to listen to your heart and follow your intuition
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” ~ Albert Einstein
In a world where so many people honor the servant – rational mind, because they completely forgot how to use their gift – intuition, you have enough courage to listen to your heart and follow your intuition. Always doing the things that your heart and Soul ask you to do, and constantly living in alignment with your inner voice and intuition. And for your courage and bravery, you must thank yourself :)
9. For being the wonderful being that you are
Who you are matters, and it matters a great deal. It matters for those around you, it matters for life itself, and it should matter for you. So take the time to thank yourself for all that you are. For all that you’ve been through, for how beautifully you’ve blossomed, and for the unique, wonderful and loving being that you are.
What is one thing you would want to thank yourself for today? What is one thing you would want to appreciate about yourself today? You can share your comment in the comment section below.