April 19 - Give Yourself a Pat on the Back

Everyone needs acknowledgement and praise. We angels continuously bestow our positive words upon you, but you may not hear or believe them without a human voice acknowledging your efforts, too.

The recognition you need the most comes from yourself. When others praise you, it feels good ... yet you may not completely accept it. A part of you distances yourself from the flattery, afraid of the power and energy behind the words. That's why it's doubly important for you to acknowledge yourself.

Today, give yourself a little pat on the back and say, "Good job!' for something that you've recently accomplished. What you're honoring could be a very minor thing, but remember that every large achievement consists of many such tiny actions. If you praise yourself for each of these small steps, you'll feel more enthusiastic about taking the next one.

Thought for Today

I pat myself on the back and congratulate myself for all that I've done. I deserve praise, because even if my sights are set on climbong higher mountains, it's important for me to ackowledge how far I've come. I thank myself for getting through the tough times and for enjoying the easy ones.