“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” —Mother Teresa

Its days like these I need to remind myself of these words. Days when I need them the most.

Honestly it’s not a bad day or a good day, but a day where it’s just – going through the motions. These are the struggle days full of questions and insecurity for me.

For instance, today I feel accomplished. I feel like I didn’t really get anything done, and yet I went to work at my day job all day and since leaving, I’ve walked and fed the dogs, typed up future blog posts and read some of my book.

Perhaps today my mind simply needs rest From deeper issues and career decisions? Maybe my mind is just processing and I’m feeling the mechanism at work? Or maybe not everyday needs to be more than what it is.

It’s fascinating how it’s always easier to comfort someone else, to lift them up and make them laugh when we think they need us, But when it comes to compassion for ourselves it’s always the hardest.

Is it that we don’t believe we deserve it? That we think we haven’t earned it? or do we simply think it’s selfish to care for ourselves?

I keep hoping that the more I’m willing to treat myself with the same compassion as others. The more it will echo in my heart and in my head.

The short and easy speech I need to hear today… Relax!


Author: Personal Coach and Artist

Certified Meditation Coach & Facilitator, Acting Coach (The Grounded Actor), Expressive Arts Coach, Theatre Director & Vice President of the Board of The Players (a historic theatrical club on Gramercy Park in NYC)

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