Published: 30 Sep 2020 - 09:30 -0500
I love this so much I wanted to keep it around. I googled to see if this was posted somewhere in text form but I couldn’t find it. Traditionally I haven’t been a fan of daily mantras, but I’m thinking about talking to my kids about repeating this one.
For those who don’t want to click on a Tiktok link or use the service I’ll set the scene a bit. This mom, Emma, repeats the following with her kids on the video. I’m not sure if this is a daily thing or not, but I will imagine it as so. Much of change is incremental generational movements. You don’t move a mountain using one big heave, you do so by relentlessly changing it bit by bit. Persistence is power.
If you look or sound different, trans or gay,
I love and respect you every single day.
I speak up for what’s right and help those when they need.
I follow my instincts, they’re the path that I lead.
I nurture my soul, my body, my mind.
I don’t need to be perfect, to myself I’ll be kind.
If I need help, I will ask, that’s the brave thing to do.
And if I do something wrong, I’ll say sorry to you.
I’ll forever work hard, explore, learn and play.
I don’t need to have it all sorted, but I’ll do these each day:
Loving thoughts, loving words, loving heart on this day,
I am safe, I am loved, life is great… Hip hip! Oh yay!