Day 2 of 100 Days of Positive Self-Talk: Today I choose love.
I have always loved Mary Oliverâ€™s poem â€śThe Summer Dayâ€ť and her now famous lines â€śTell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?â€ť
Today I am sitting with this line from the perspective of what will I do with this one precious day?Â
Today is the only day that matters.Â
Today I have the opportunity to be here, enjoy, love, take care, connect, celebrate, nurture and nourish myself and others.Â
Today I get to choose how I will spend my time, energy and talents.
What might be different in my life if I approached every day with beginnerâ€™s mind and fresh eyes?Â If I treated each day as if it is a precious and finite resource?
Part of this 100 days of positive self-talk is to focus in on what will have the most significant impact on my relationship with myself. What will change my beliefs, thoughts and actions? Perhaps it is a simple as being present in the moment with myself.
I realize how often I complicate things, make them harder than they need to be, judge them and hold on to them rather than letting days past be past and focusing on what I can change now.
Today I give myself a big hug. Today I choose love.
My positive self-talk sounds something like this, “Minette, I love you, I choose to nurture and care for you today with healthy food, fresh air and creative time.”
What positive words could you say to yourself today?