I always try to ask myself some value questions each day.
For the first question above, I feel refreshed. I mad an effort to shower and get ready for the next day early so that I could get plenty of sleep. I was able to sleep without my mind racing and feeling like I have the world on my shoulders which was an awesome feeling.
For the second question, I had to put some thought into it but here we go.
Dear Beautiful Essence,
Always remember to love, respect, and honor YOU. I know how you can be sometimes, for your mother says the same thing, you always feel that you have to save the world. You always put others feelings and thoughts before your own. You know what, you don’t have to, there is a way to be selfish and selfless at the same time. It will be hard to find a balance but you will figure it out. As you are learning to balance, keep in mind that you may see challenges, you may feel defeated, but please, please keep going. You have a great head on your shoulders and you have many supporting you and loving you more than you know. Yet, NO ONE can love you more than you.