Thursday, December 8, 2011

Being Kind to Yourself

We beat ourselves up most of the time. If only we viewed ourselves like we view our own friends, we'd be better off. Quieting our voice of judgment and giving ourselves credit for what is working in our work and building on that. We are quick to find what is "wrong" and then discount the whole. We are fast at niggling away at those areas in our work and in life that aren't perfect. Well, perfection is a state of balance that to me, simply does not exist... Be nice to yourself, be slow to find error and quick to find the good. Be as patient with yourself as you would be to a good friend. You are your own best friend. Then, remember to paint, paint some more and then after that, paint!!!

I love you!!

8 comments:

Deb Townsend said...

Thanks for such wonderful encouraging words!!! I love you too!!!

Marla Baggetta said...

My greatest pleasure, Deb!!!

Debbie said...

Such kind words...thank you Marla!

Debbie said...

And I love those gentle reminders to paint, and paint some more....

B Boylan said...

This is great wisdom. Thanks for the reminder to be kind to ourselves, I needed that! :)

Megha Kapoor said...

wow! what a beautiful thought i never thought that way, thanks for adding that persepective to my life thanks a ton.

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Marla, why did you single me out in front of the crowd... and tell everyone I wasn't very kind to myself?

I would never be as cruel to my friends as to speak the same words to them as I do myself. I know this was meant for us all, but it came at just the right time. I'm going to print it out and put it in front of my work station ... a wonderful reminder. I'll share it with other as well .... Thank you.

Barbara Noonan said...

Wonderful words to live by. Thanks Marla. Do you have anything you can add about "light" at this time of the year on our short days?

BTW - Love your painting.