Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A is for Being Your Own Advocate



Stop focusing on what you think you’re lacking
Being negative is such a vice,
It’s time to send the Inner Critic packing
Your Inner Advocate has some advice,

Accept yourself, flaws and all
Take some time just for you,
Forgive yourself when you fall
Praise all the good things you do,

Respect yourself and treat yourself right
Eat well and be sure you move,
Make sure you get enough sleep at night,
That way you will find your groove,

You’re just great the way you are
Remember that when times are tough,
If you do, you’re bound to go far
You are definitely good enough!


This April I am participating in the A-Z Challenge 



and the NaPoWroMo Challenge NaPoWriMo where I will write a post and a poem for each letter of the alphabet each day in April except for Sundays.

26 comments:

  1. Love the voice of the Inner Advocate. Hope we listen to it more often! :)

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    1. Thanks, Shilpa. Yes, we need to listen to that voice more than the Inner Critic voice.

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  2. Wow! That sure is a make-you-feel-inspired kind of poem. Loved it Cathy :) Great start to the challenge.

    A Stranger In The Mirror

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    1. Thank you, Swathi. Much appreciated.

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  3. Loved it, Cat! And totally agree too :) What a way to kick start A to Z! See you tomorrow :)

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    1. Thanks, TOTShalini! Hope I can keep up the momentum. Good luck with the poems and recipes.

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  4. Wow! so inspiring and so straight from the heart. Lovely start to the challenge..

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    1. Thanks so much, haf. Much appreciated!

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  5. A for Awesome start, Cat - really loved it, and that voice should be heard much more often. So well written poem - enjoyyyyyed!!!:-)

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    1. Thanks, Eli. Appreciate the kind words.

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  6. Cat, I love the quote from Maya A and your beautiful take on it. So true and yet so seldom practiced. Thanks for the reminder!

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    1. Thanks, Varan. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  7. Wise words, Cat! We should all listen to our Inner Advocate a lot more often.

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    1. Thanks, Laurel. Yes, I know I should listen to the IA more than Mr. IC who is louder and more insistent. UGH!

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  8. Excellent advice wrapped up in a clever poem. Well done, Cathy! ☺ Looking forward to your next one.

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    1. Thanks, Debbie. I enjoyed writing it as I'm sure you could tell.

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  9. Wisely told, Cathy. Loved your poem. :)

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  10. It's important to take care of yourself and to respect and love self. Great lines :)

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  11. This one i the best and most sane advice for all of us. I like how you rhymed it all with life

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  12. Such a positive and upbeat way to start off the challenge, Cat :)


    *Shailaja/Alternate Angles/A-Z*

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    1. Thanks, Shailaja. About time I thanked you for this comment. I'm woefully behind in comments and answering back. Tsk, tsk.

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  13. How did I miss this one?! It was so inspirational! Good one to read and re-read whenever one feels low.

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    1. Thanks, Shilpa. I have to tell myself this kind of thing daily or the Inner Critic gets the upper hand.

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