2011 etc 055How we talk to ourselves or others is important. Emotions are contagious and words engender emotions. Internalized  self talk is powerful too. We should aim to be compassionately honest and uplifting.

Sweet words of encouragement and appreciation are far more powerful than criticism in the long run. False praise is not useful. We should be honest with ourselves and others about what we deem as our true gifts. We are all unique flowers in a field of beauty. Each a wonder, no need to compare.