One night, Tara left a slip of paper on my pillow that she had cut out from somewhere (she couldn’t remember where). She said she thought it had a good message and she wanted to share it with me:
Full of Ourselves Proclamation:
A girl who is full of herself, in the best sense of the phrase, might say 10 things like this:
I know who I am.
I know that I matter.
I know what matters to me.
I pay attention to what I feel and what I need.
I make choices and decisions that are good for me.
I take care of my body.
I stand up for what I believe in.
I let people know what I think, even when I’m angry or confused or in disagreement with everyone else.
I am a valuable friend.
I know I can make a positive difference in the world in my own unique way.
I told her these are words I need to live by and that I think she already does a pretty good job following this advice. Though I do wonder if the choice to eat chocolate ice cream instead of anything with mushrooms in it would be considered good for you…?