Do you ever wonder why sometimes it feels so difficult, so unnatural, so arduous, to make the choices that make you feel happy?
That make you feel healthy?
Two nights ago, in Manuel Antonio, sitting on a hill overlooking the expansive blue Pacific, with friends I have known for the better part of my life, I posed this question:
“Why is it so hard to make the self loving choice?”
Without hesitation my friend replied “Your actions reflect what you think you deserve.”
And that beautiful, simple response said it all.
Do you know how much you’re worth?
Do you know how much you deserve?
You deserve to eat wholesome, nutritious, satisfying meals that energize your body and comfort your soul.
You deserve to be loved in a way that makes you feel secure.
You deserve to feel. Deeply.
You deserve to travel without feeling irresponsible.
You deserve to free yourself from guilt about your many privileges.
You deserve to eat that scoop of gelato.
You deserve to set boundaries that make you feel respected.
You deserve to exercise for no other purpose than to hear your own breath a little louder.
You deserve to be exactly where you are without the distraction of worries, obligations, and work.
You deserve to let go.
You deserve to smile in a world filled with tragedy.
You deserve to pursue your dreams.
You deserve it all.
You. Are. Worth. It.
All of it.