C.L.A.P.

How many times have you clapped for your child’s accomplishments? Whether it be because he/she learned how to walk, draw, or scored a goal. It didn’t matter how small or big the accomplishment was, you needed to let them know that you are so proud of them.


How many times have you clapped for yourself?


Or what about when your child didn’t succeed and made mistakes. Did you bring them down by telling them how horrible they are? Did you crush their confidence by saying they will never get it? Did you always bring it back up to remind them of their past failings?


How many times have you done that to yourself?


It’s so easy for us to look at our failures and believe that’s who we are. It’s easy to not forgive ourselves and constantly bring up negative past memories. It’s easier to feel angry with ourselves than proud.


But why? If we have so much love to give to our child/children and others, why can’t that love be shown to ourselves?


Habit.


It’s a habit for us to focus on our mistakes, to look in the mirror and hate the reflection, and to bring ourselves down.


But realize that your past doesn’t make you who you are now. Your mistakes don’t define your future. Your unforgiveness to yourself doesn't make your life better. Other people's opinion of you doesn't make them right!


What you do now in this present moment is what makes you---> YOU. What you say now to yourself will define your future. What you think now is what's going to determine your life.