ways you are progressing, big and small, and I am so proud of you
Dear little me. I am sorry you did not get attention for the good things you did. But I see all the ways you are progressing, big and small, and I am so proud of you.
Many of us did not get attention growing up unless we were doing something bad or great. This can leaving us in an all or nothing state of either trying to get attention through bad behavior or over-achieving.
This leaves little room to acknowledge the day to day achievements. The times we get out of bed when we don’t feel like it, or handle a difficult situation well, or when you opt for the healthy lunch, or make that doctors appointment you’ve been putting off, or said you were sorry for a hurt you caused.
All of the small things matter, because you matter, your choices matter.
You deserve to celebrate all the progress that you are making because you deserve to be proud of yourself and that takes practice and celebrating the small wins.