Earlier this week I gave you an affirmation stating, “I am a princess (or prince), and treat myself accordingly.”
That affirmation has been playing through my head all week. Although I’ve changed the wording for myself a bit, I must say that it is quickly becoming one of my faves, and is developing quite a bit of meaning for me. Here is my new, modified version:
Imagine, if you will, a fairy tale land. The king is ruling from on high, and has two daughters whom he loves with all his might. Imagine the first princess: she’s spoiled, vain, conceited, rude, and thinks that all of the kingdom is beneath her. Yuck. Her poor father probably has to do quite a bit of clean-up with the poor citizens of the land after she takes a trip into town.
The second princess has also been spoiled, but she still made it through with a generous heart. She’s loving, kind, wants nothing but peace in the land, and is willing to give the cloak from her back to help a commoner in need. She probably also has a gang of woodland critters following her around, helping her make up pretty little songs (and, she also gets the handsome prince).
I totally want to be the second princess. I want to be that kind, loving, gracious princess. Plus, you know that that princess isn’t going to be sitting around stuffing her face with burgers and pizza all day. She would only eat the best, healthiest food in the land. I’d also bet that she takes great care of herself besides that. She’d get her exercise, sit her booty on her meditation cushion, and just generally be awesome. She gets only the best, because she accepts only the best, from herself and others, no exceptions.
Today, and everyday, I want you to say this affirmation to yourself. Imagine yourself as the princess that you are, walking tall and proud with that beautiful crown on your beautiful head.
As a Christian, this all particularly resonates with me, because I truly do believe that I am the daughter of The King (aka God), with all of the honor and the responsibility that comes with it. If I act poorly, it’s a poor reflection on my Father. Not to mention that I believe that every other being on Earth is also one of His children, is also a prince or princess, and that each one deserves as much love, care, and attention as I do. I’m lucky that my Father is the embodiment of grace and forgiveness, because I am far from perfect and far from always treating others as I should. But, that is another reason that I use the affirmation to remind me throughout the day of who I am, and who I am representing.
I know this is a bit different from my normal blog posts, but it was on my mind and heart to share with you today. I know that many of you out there aren’t Christian, or maybe not even religious at all, and I completely respect that. I’m definitely not trying to push my beliefs on you, because I wouldn’t want someone to do the same to me. As I said, I’m merely sharing my heart with you, and hoping to give encouragement to you as you go through your day and week.
I love you guys sooo incredibly much! Be sure to tune in tomorrow for your regularly scheduled programming.