There’s nothing I detest more than an inconsiderate person, and although I see myself as someone who considers the feelings of everyone (and they mama) before making any decision, there’s one person that I’ve neglected grossly.
I’m that person. . That person is me. My love is like water, abundant and overflowing, but when I forgot to love myself, that well ran dry and chronic half-assness ensued. When there was no one left to blame for my deficit of joy, energy, and passion, I realized that maybe, the culprit of my unhappiness wasn’t my man, my job, or my circumstances. That culprit was me. I am that person.
Jada Pinkett-Smith recently took to Instagram to reveal that she is on a similar journey to wholeness and admitted that initially, what she found on that road wasn’t pretty: How you treat the people around you is often a direct reflection of how you treat yourself. In my experience, someone who is unkind to others is usually not very kind to themselves, so if you’ve had an attitude with the people around you lately, this one’s for you, sis: what you focus on will expand, and some of us are so focused on the storms in life that we forget to notice when a rainbow is right in front of us.
A truly mature woman understands that we get all down on ourselves sometimes; but please understand that no self-slander will be tolerated here
Jada said that when it comes to negative self-talk, we have to check ourselves before we mentally wreck ourselves: When you recognize that your energy is a treasure that should be protected at all costs, you move different. Jada said that this logic also applies when it comes to choosing her inner circle:
Pastor Pinkett just slid through with the word we needed on this beautiful Monday afternoon, and that word is: self-love. That’s it. That’s the whole paragraph. It may seem like the world is on your shoulders and that you’ll never have enough time, money, or resources to reach your goals, but quite frankly my dear, that’s bullsh*t. Think enough of yourself to know you got it girl, you got it.
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