You is kind. You is smart. You is important.
…is a motif throughout the film The Help. And I need to hear that. Often. I think I need to write it on index cards and Post-Its and tape it to every cabinet, wall, door, shelf, and surface in my home. And could still use additional notes to self. I think that women in our society often look to other people, things, and vices for affirmations or reassurance. We feel we may not add up, when in fact each of us is complete and whole as we are. We are capable. We are all important. We matter. And we must believe this for ourselves.