Have to post again today. I had to come back & reread this. I am on Step 4 and writing about low self-esteem & how it is rooted in early childhood. How I needed a champion in my corner saying this cheer back 50 years!! I just plagerised the title (hereafter known as the cheer). It will be between my sponsor & myself. It is a cheer that is worth repeating over & over for those who didn't have such awesome parents. Even the pic of Adeline closing her mouth & opening her ears yesterday tugs at the heart strings, but I know when the time out was over, you reminded her that she is strong. She is brave. She is good. And she is loved. I cry sad tears because it took me until I was 50-something to believe this. And happy tears because I believe hrs about myself now.
I'll bet you had no idea this post would be a great cheer for working a 4th Step.