Illustration of woman hugging her body

LOVING YOURSELF IS A BIG ASK

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LOVING YOURSELF
is a big ask.

To some it may as well be a mountain covered in treacherous ice.
A journey too far, so overwhelming,
that finding the start point can often seem impossible.

Begin by showing yourself some slack every now and again,
move into a healthy mutual respect
and then maybe gravitate to treating yourself as you would a good friend.

Laugh at your own jokes,
see the life well-lived in each tummy roll
and be forgiving when you’ve made mistakes,
or behaved as every human does, imperfectly.

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It’s the least you would give to another,
so it shouldn’t be too far a stretch.

Loving yourself is a big ask, so simply start with kindness,
the rest will come.

From ‘the right words’ by Donna Ashworth:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B095MZ3XFP/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_P8S5TYQW6DJ5H1MH4P7T

Art by Harriet Lee- Merrill #harrietleemerrionart

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