Updated: Jul 28, 2022
Don't Just React to Life, DESIGN Your Life
Taking care of yourself, helps to take care of others
I am a kind soul, but I always take care of myself first. I am proactive when it comes to showing others how to treat me.
Each day, I share a little of myself with others. It brings me so much joy to see another person made happy and comfortable through my actions. The same goodness that I desire for myself is due to other humans.
But I avoid sacrificing my emotional well-being for the benefit of another person. The people who I embrace remain in my circle because they value me.
Trusting another person with my heart involves evaluating their motives for me.
There is little room in my life for anyone who abuses my kindness and openness.
I deserve surprises on my birthday and special treats just to say thank you. Having friends who are willing to do that makes it easy to reciprocate.
My cultural background is part of what makes me unique. It is unsatisfactory for anyone to belittle me as part of their superiority complex. I am proud of who I am and where I come from. Accepting me means taking everything that comes in the package.
It is easy for me to stand up for myself when I am being bullied. Being soft-spoken is hardly an excuse to be treated unkindly.
Today, I know that I am worthy of respect and love. My circle of friends encloses me with positive energy and reciprocal kindness. I am protected by my knowledge of self. It keeps me honest about what is okay behavior towards me and what is unacceptable.
What kind of treatment from my partner is unacceptable?
How do I know when someone is starting to take me for granted?
How do I reassure myself that I am worth being treated kindly?