Sometimes It Is Perfectly Fine To Pat Yourself On The Back

2 Sep

In a world where everyone strives to be the best and have the best and do the best it can be easy to lose sight of things and just be proud of how far you have come. It can be so easy to get caught up in the formalities of life and eventually you forget what it feels like to just LIVE.

Yesterday I decided it was about time to give myself some credit and give myself a pat on the back. After all the kids were in bed I thought to myself “I was a really good parent and business owner and wife today.” after thinking that thought it made me feel a little conceited, but why? I think you should be able to give yourself credit when credit is due. It was a good day and I felt like I deserved some credit. I didn’t cure cancer or create a teleportation device. My kids went to bed with smiles on their faces, my husband didn’t have to deal with me being cranky and I had a little more money in my pocket.

I did a good job as a human being.

And you know what? Today I haven’t done a terrible job either. I have taken these past few days as a lesson. My opinion really does matter. Sure, it’s great for others to show appreciation and give compliments, but it sure can feel good to get them from yourself too.

I am happy with myself today and I am hoping I can take that confidence into tomorrow too. I vow to do more living. To let my kids cook dinner and not worry about the mess until after they have gone to bed. I vow to spend more moments being appreciative and less moments wallowing in self pity.

I vow to do something each day where I can stop and tell myself “Damn, I did a good job.” Even if it’s just putting a glass in the dishwasher instead of the sink.

One Response to “Sometimes It Is Perfectly Fine To Pat Yourself On The Back”

  1. Grandma September 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

    So true! Congratulations for doing a great job and recognizing and validating yourself! xoox

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