Be Kind To Your Future Self

I am not the same person today that I was yesterday, last week, last month, last year. And I don’t know who I will be tomorrow. But whoever I am in the future, I should treat myself with respect and loving kindness. In this article, Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love, reflects on a childhood memory when her mother showed kindness to her “future self” by making her bed before leaving on a week-long vacation. Because she knew she would be tired when she returned home, she would fully appreciate having a neatly made bed waiting for her to crawl into.

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