Welcome to the A-Z challenge!
I was so excited by the A-Z challenge and tried to come up with a cohesive theme for the challenge before I started writing. Arlee Bird said that there were, of course, letters that are a challenge like Q. As soon as he said that I knew instantly what I wanted to write for Q. (You’ll have to wait and see.)
Once I wrote Q I started working on the other letters I thought would be tough and once I started writing a surprising theme emerged…Affirmations.
This was very surprising for me because if you said the word affirmations to me I would scoff at it and dismiss you as someone who needs a crutch. But the more I wrote the more I realized that maybe I just have the wrong (Stuart Smalley, self-help book aisle) association with the word. Everyone I know gets down on themselves and forgets how wonderful they are.
I hope these 26 shots of encouragement and reminders will be helpful to everyone who reads them and the people around you; especially if you share them and put them into practice.
Applaud yourself for the efforts you make. Not everything works out as planned but acknowledge the effort you put in and give yourself the praise you deserve. Then evaluate the situation and try again.
Applaud others for their efforts as well to keep them engaged and positive.