With the dubious practice of making new year resolutions in full swing - stop. Take a moment to reflect on your life and what you would wish it to be. Then make a promise to yourself - to be kind to yourself this year.
Promise to do one or more nice things for yourself each day. even something as small as sitting in the garden or a park for half an hour enjoying the sunshine, buying some flowers, smelling a rose, petting a cat or dog, watching the sun rise or set. Even reading a good book.
You are important.. you are unique and you are special. Treat yourself like you are.
Refuse and refute any negative words from any one. Yes you know you are not perfect but you are you.
Yes there are ways you might like to improve, but it is up to you to choose what improvements you will make, not anyone else trying to force you to improve through their criticism.
Hold you head high, be kind to yourself and be kind to others. You will find it amazing what a buzz it will give you to 'pay it forward' Even the smallest gesture, a smile, a hello, holding a door open could make someones day.
Set out in 2014 to spread a little kindness to yourself and others.