How we talk to ourselves matters!
You know those awkward photos when you were a child? Those bangs that look like mom put a bowl on your head and used that as a guide to cut your hair? Those "trendy" styles from back in that day? Your mom thought you were the cutest ever! And she still does when she looks back at those memories. Even though you may not think so, YOU are a treasure. If your mom sees you as a treasure, why can't you see yourself as the treasure you are, friend?
I have seen posts about moms teaching their young child affirmations. I think this is GOLDEN. Where was this kind of trend when my girls were that age? I would have spoke these affirmations to them DAILY. Don't get me wrong, my girls are strong but I believe they would be even stronger if they had been taught to love and respect themselves and speak affirmations to themselves every day. Mommas, our children need to be more resilient than ever. They need to shake off negativity more than ever. Banish all the evil lies they are told by others. They can be strong in the Lord's word about who they are.
I started this post speaking about mommas in general, but here are some affirmations for each of you: a single momma, a single dad, parents who are separated but co-parenting, married, divorced, whatever your case may be. YOU MATTER! You are strong with the Lord by your side! You have so much love to give. Each and everyone of you matter. Your children need you. They need to know how loved they are before someone else that's broken tells them something different. You and your child should believe these affirmations and trust that the Lord is with you.
Here are some affirmations I found:
" I have all I need to make today a great day."
"I choose positive thoughts today."
"I am grateful and blessed."
"I am kind."
"I am smart."
"I am brave."
"I can make a difference."
"I believe in myself."
"My mistakes help me learn and grow."
And now to share scripture with you. From Phillipians 4:12-13: "I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."