Wednesday, March 2, 2011

21 Encouraging Thoughts
 By Leah Davies, M.Ed.

This list is by Leah Davies and was meant for counselors, teachers and parents for use with children.

 Leah Davies states that adults 'often use this as a way to cope with their problems' and that 'helpful thoughts are called positive self-talk'.
  •   I am a good person no matter what anyone does or says.
  •   It is okay to make mistakes because everyone does.
  •   I do not give up; I keep trying.
  •   I think about what is good in my life.
  •   Everyone feels good and bad, now and then.
  •   I can do it!
  •   Money cannot buy happiness.
  •   How I act is more important than how I look.
  •   I am lovable.
  •   When I smile, I feel better.
  •   I can do many things well.
  •   I cannot control what grown-ups (substitute  with 'others') do.
  •   I am unique, one of a kind.
  •   When I feel sad, I think of things I like about myself.
  •   Each new day brings a chance to do better.
  •   I think about my choices and then choose what is best for me.
  •   I will change what I can and accept what I cannot change. (Remember the Serenity   Prayer)
  •   I treat others the way I want to be treated.
  •   I cannot change my family; I can only change myself.
  •  What I learn today will help me in the future.
  •  Believe in yourself! ( I added that one myself. )

Used by permission of the author, Leah Davies, and selected from the Kelly Bear website []. 2/02


How many times do weactually say these to ourselves every day?
No matter what the answer, we could stand say them some more...


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