You Aren’t a Wasn’t

 M.J. has liked the book, Happy Birthday to You by Dr. Seuss recently.  There is a part that says if you hadn’t been born you might be a wasn’t (paraphrasing).  This is obviously just silly rhyming, but this part made me think, how often have I felt like a “wasn’t”? I have had low self-esteem …

You Are Loved

Have you ever felt like you’re not good enough?  Not a good enough mom.  Not a good enough wife.  Not good enough at your job.  Not pretty enough.  Not thin enough.  Just not enough.  I have felt like this a lot.  Yesterday and today I’ve felt like a crappy mom.  M.J. has not been listening …

Invisible

M.J. and I have watched a Charlie Brown movie a lot recently.  One of the episodes is the Halloween one and in the other one Snoopy performs a magic show.  In the magic show Snoopy makes Charlie Brown invisible and it takes him a few days to figure out how to turn him back.  Charlie …

You Are Not Your Illness

The monster in your brain Causes so much pain The monster’s not you It’s kind of like the flu Except it may not go away Your monster could be here to stay It can be shrunk in size Therapy saves so many lives Medication need not cause shame It can help so much with the …

Be Yourself

Isn’t it cool how many lessons we can learn from movies our kids watch?  I will often hear a song or a quote and think, I need to write about this. “Show yourself, I’m dying to meet you.”- Elsa, Show Yourself, Frozen 2 Have you ever been afraid to be yourself?  I used to not …

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