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Did you forget you are wonderful?

When you look in the mirror what do you think? Do you think, Wonderful?  Do you think, I am worthy. I am loved, or are the words you use negative? How would you describe yourself?


When you spilled coffee yesterday did you think, Hey not to worry, it’s just coffee, or did you think, I am worthless, I messed up again, I can’t do anything right.

Be nice to yourself.

Spilled coffee is just, spilled coffee. Wipe it up, forgive yourself, and pour another cup.

Be gracious to yourself. Treat yourself like you are your own best friend.

And remember. You are wonderful, as in: marvelous, magnificent, superb, glorious, sublime, lovely, delightful, super, great, fantastic, terrific, tremendous, sensational, incredible, fabulous, fab, awesome, far out, brilliant, peach, dandy, neat and swell.

You are fearfully and wonderfully made. 

So the next time, someone says something unkind to you, let the words bounce off of you. You don’t have to absorb them, like your jeans absorb the spilled coffee.

And, if the negative soundtrack tries to come back, the one with all the negative words, from your past, from today, replace it with the song, “I am wonderful. I am wonderful. I am wonderful.”

The song will be the one you create now, as you dance around your kitchen, singing The Wonderful song.

I was going to list some negative words, but I decided against it. Negative words can stay in the dictionary sandwiched between delightful and lovely. Lets not give them anymore air time. 

Make your own day special. You are loved. You are worthy and you are wonderful.

Really, you are. ( Now I am going to go and sing in my kitchen as I clean up the mess from last nights dishes, do a load of laundry, and clean the seven litter boxes.)


About Pamela Hodges

I write slice of life stories to help you know you are loved, valuable and worthy just as you are. I am a writer, an artist, and a cleaner of seven litter boxes. I live in Pennsylvania with one husband, four cats, one dog and two birds.

You are an artist. Yes, you are. Really.

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  • Ambuj

    Hi Pamela,

    I am a new reader of your blogs. I really like the way you anticipate your day-to-day life and then put it on paper.

    I am too a newbie in writing. I have written a few blogs:


    have a look if you get sometime…

  • Caitlin O’Connor

    A new reader. Apparently a wonderful one xx

    • Hello Caitlin,
      Yes, you are wonderful.
      Did you do the wonderful dance?

  • La McCoy

    Sometimes I forget. but i will focus harder to remember.

    • Hello Laura,
      I forget all of the time too. And, sometimes I forget to check to see if anyone commented. Maybe we need to write on the wall with magic marker, “I am wonderful.” Or on the mirror with lipstick.
      You are wonderful Laura. And so is Edel. Not because of what you do, just because you are you.

      • La McCoy

        My Dear Pamela,
        I will get out a magic marker and place it by the mirror.
        I do not own enough lipstick to use that.
        You are wonderful too Pamela.
        Laura and Edelweiss.

  • Berdeane Bodley

    Every morning when I wake up I have two choices, I can pick happy or I can pick sad, I like to pick Happy & it usually works out that way. Keeping ourselves busy is also a good idea. I love you Pamela.

    • Hi Mom,
      I love you too. Your kind attitude and your choice to choose happy over sad, always helps me.
      Love Pamela

  • Pamela- your post is a good reminder that we can choose what kind of conversation we want to have with ourselves. If we choose negativity, then it will likely influence us negatively. And if we embrace positive affirmations, likely it will lift our spirit forward! Thanks.

    • Hello John,
      I often forget to think positively. Some times I think my worth is tied to how clean I can keep my kitchen. Thankfully that is not the truth.
      You are very welcome.

  • Katina Vaselopulos

    Yes, I am!

    Wonderful and precious, and beautiful! Inside and out!
    And so are you, Pamela!
    We all are!
    Because God made us so.
    If we could just see it.

    Lovely post!

    Love you!


    • Hello Katina,
      Yes you are!
      Inside and out.
      Thank you for your kind words.
      Hugs to you.
      Love you too!