Hello my dear Friend, you who is reading my lines.
I welcome you again in my world, in this Wednesday morning. I woke up unusually early today. It was something what I needed to put on paper urgently. The other day I had my graduation ceremony. It was amazing, it was one of the best days of my life. But that’s not the reason I woke up early and not the story I want to tell now.
What I want to write about is the “feeling”. The feeling that comes from inside you, from the bottom of your heart, you can feel it deep down on your stomach, going up on your throat, make your mouth shake and that liquid called “tears” come into your eyes. Because the feeling is soooo strong, you can’t keep it inside. It is called “proud”. I had this feeling many times in the past few months. How many things had changed in a few years only? Wow… it is just amazing. I am proud of my daughter, of her small and big achievements, I am proud of my partner, for trying so hard, and I am proud of many many people around me: my sister, my friends.
And you know what? I am proud of myself. And today I can say it out loud, without feeling guilty, without feeling ashamed, without having to give too much explanations. I have learned in a very short period of time that everything I have done so far is worth to be proud of.
And You my dear Friend: please, be proud of yourself. Be proud for every little or small thing that you have achieved, there is no such thing as “too small”, be proud that you have a dream, be proud of yourself. You are unique, you have your own path. So please, be proud of yourself. It will make you stronger, gives you inner strengths, gives you power. See the greatness of the life, see the beauty in every day, acknowledge your hard work, be proud of yourself because you try, because you sometimes may fail and have the power to stand up again, be proud because you have courage, because you dare to be you, you dare to follow your dreams, be proud because despite the odds you are able to make it, be proud of yourself for taking a small step every day, be proud my dear friend.
Congratulate and celebrate yourself from time to time. You deserve it. Because you are trying so hard, because you will succeed or you are already there.
So, let’s take this Wednesday and celebrate, congratulate ourselves. Because we deserve it, because we are one of a kind, because we have the control over our lives, because we make mistakes sometimes and we fix them, because we are imperfect and that is what makes us to be unique, because we are worthy of living the best possible life.
I wish you an extraordinary day, when you treat yourself and you are proud of yourself. Feel it, live it, breathe it and expand it. Will give you strengths.