You Deserve it All - This American Girl

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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?


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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.”


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And that beautiful, simple response said it all.


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Do you know how much you’re worth?
Do you know how much you deserve?


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You deserve to eat wholesome, nutritious, satisfying meals that energize your body and comfort your soul.


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You deserve to be loved in a way that makes you feel secure.


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You deserve to feel. Deeply.




You deserve to travel without feeling irresponsible.


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You deserve to free yourself from guilt about your many privileges.


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You deserve to eat that scoop of gelato.


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You deserve to set boundaries that make you feel respected.


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You deserve to exercise for no other purpose than to hear your own breath a little louder.


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You deserve to be exactly where you are without the distraction of worries, obligations, and work.


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You deserve to let go.


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You deserve to smile in a world filled with tragedy.


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You deserve to pursue your dreams.


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You deserve it all.


You. Are. Worth. It.
All of it.



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