In the spirit of gift giving time, the lyrics below by Karen Drucker & Karen Taylor-Good seemed appropriate.
A daily dose of positive declarations, not only benefits us with good feelings, but spreads contagious good cheer to all we come in contact with.
Good reminder to affirm that our presence is a present to ourselves and others!
What optimistic mantra helps you feel good?
I am a gift, no matter what age,
no matter how I look,
there’s beauty in each stage.
I am a gift, and I promise every day,
when I look in the mirror I’ll say, “I am a gift.
I am a gift; I’ve loved really well,
and every year I’ve lived has a different tale to tell.
I’ve made mistakes, have some regrets.
But I promise I’ll never forget I am a gift.
There may be times when I forget the truth about me.
When it seems time and youth are just marching on without me.
That’s when I might need you to find me,
and ever so gently remind me that
I am a gift, a precious child.
I’m put here on this earth but only for a while.
So I make this vow and I say it with love,
“I am perfect and whole and enough, and I am a gift.”