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"CIRCLE OF SISTERS", compiled by JoLyn Brown, is a collection of short stories about Relief Society and Visiting Teaching that was published by Walnut Springs. Four of the book's 50 stories were written by me! Available NOW for purchase at Deseret Book and on Amazon. I am one of the featured authors on JoLyn's blog. Click HERE to see. Click HERE to read a review by Sandra Nazar at the Deseret News.

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Learning To Like Yourself

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think.
~ A. A. Milne

We teach our children from the time they are young to be proud of who they are; to like who they are. We help them find what they are good at and encourage them to develop their talents. We take notice of their accomplishments and praise them for trying and doing their best. However, as adults, we often forget to put this into practice ourselves.

We need to notice what we accomplish throughout our day and give ourselves credit (and even reward) for what we've done. For some, getting out of bed and dressed is quite an accomplishment. Checking off just one or two of our "to-do's" is something to celebrate!

So is finding something about ourselves that we like. It's not always easy, especially when we're having one of those days (and we all have them). Think about what it is you like about yourself. It could be one of your features, a personality trait, something you're good at, something you've accomplished, something you made, something you did. Just find something you like about you and focus on that for a day. Be proud of who you are. It's not boasting or bragging … it's liking yourself. And that's a good thing.

If we are going to successfully teach our children to like who they are, we have to be brave enough to like ourselves first. After all, we teach by example.
Braver Stronger Smarter