To the one who’s forgotten she matters. A familiar thought invades: “It doesn’t matter how much you do. It will never be enough.” The leap from feeling a disappointment is as quick as the inhale of breath: “You don’t matter. Your feelings don’t count.” How can loving ourselves squelch the lies that tell us we don’t matter?
When you’re clinging to the edge of sanity by a fingernail, it’s okay to love yourself. Take care of yourself. Give yourself a break. Stop being so hard on yourself. God’s word tells us to love our neighbor as ourselves. Isn’t it time to stop leaving yourself out of the equation?