“I deserve quiet and peace despite how noisy life can be.
I deserve love and joy despite feeling unworthy at times.
I deserve self-forgiveness despite the mistakes I’ve made.
I deserve committed love despite never having it before.
I deserve abundant joy despite the pain I’ve faced.
I deserve to be in my body despite being violated in the past.
I deserve friendship despite some people being seasonal.
I deserve protection despite being told I don’t matter.”
- Alex Elle (@alex_elle / @todayiaffirm )
The first time I read this affirmation I cried. It was like Alex had wrote every single line for me, about my life experience. And some lines I felt much more deeply, letting me know where healing is still needed.
I’ve always been someone of many words, I can’t keep things short and concise no matter how hard I try within my writing (and to my chagrin at times, even in my personal texting)
So finding a set of affirmations that so sasyncly encompasses these areas of healing and compassion I needed to give myself was a blessing and a gift. It’s something I still use to this day.
And I’ll add one last one that I made up for myself: “I deserve unconditionally love and belonging despite having felt like a burden”. ...
#DOITFORTHEGRAM : Pretending the wind and rain does not bother me 🌬🌧
I was leaving to Europe before the rainy weather would end, but I really wanted a photo here so here’s what we came up with. What you also didn’t see is that my shoe covers came off so my boots were all covered in mud 🤷♀️ ...