Hey you,

Just a quick little note to let you know how incredibly beautiful you are. And not just beautiful, but important too. You deserve some big love right now. 'Cause life ain't easy, and you are makin' it happen.

Given how awesome you are, it is critically important that you love yourself well. If you don't, no one else will either.

Remember this:

• Self care is not selfish

• Having needs does not make you needy

• Loving yourself is not being arrogant

Your job as a human on this earth is to be the best version of yourself you can be, and that can only happen when you are so filled with love that it spills out of you and onto everyone around you.

I know how hard this is when someone cuts you off in traffic, or your partner / friend / coworker is being a total bummer. I especially know how hard this is when you are down on yourself.

So let's promise one another that we'll start by loving ourselves well. Let's follow the golden rule... but not the one we know from kindergarten. Let's follow the golden rule if the golden rule were doing a headstand:

Treat yourself the way you want others to treat you.