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You are Wonderful

My wonderful baby tortoise, Malti, covered in mud after another tunneling project.
My wonderful baby tortoise, Malti, covered in mud after another tunneling project.

“You are wonderful.”

Those have to be three of the most, well, wonderful words in the world.

I say them about 2,500 times a day to my parrot, Pearl, and my baby tortoise, Malti.

I often share that having pets is like having built-in reminders to say my daily affirmations.

This is because, even though I’m speaking the sweet words to other beings, in a way I’m saying them to myself at the same time.

I can tell this is true because I also feel more wonderful after telling someone else I think they are wonderful.

After a time, after so many affirmations spoken very authentically from my heart, I begin to believe they apply to me too. 

I start to think more wonderful things about myself, and anticipate more wonderful opportunities in my life.

My lows don’t last so long, and I can see some wonderful aspects to enduring those times.

My highs last longer, which is because I have become stronger in holding the experience of “wonderfulness”.

I have discovered that simply by surrounding myself with wonder, I become a part of all that is wonderful in my life.

The same holds true for YOU!

Today’s Takeaway: Who and what in your life can reliably make you see wonder in this world – and in yourself as well?

You are Wonderful


Shannon Cutts

Parrot, tortoise & box turtle mama. Writer. Author. Mentor. Champion of all people (and things) recovered and recovering. http://www.loveandfeathersandshells.com http://www.shannoncutts.com


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APA Reference
Cutts, S. (2016). You are Wonderful. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 15, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/mentoring-recovery/2015/04/you-are-wonderful/

 

Last updated: 11 Sep 2016
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