gentle now

i remember those bosses
at inconsequential jobs
being mean
just to be mean
believing that being nice
being gentle
would lead to disrespectful
employees
here i am
being mean to myself
just to be mean
believing
i don’t deserve nice
i don’t deserve gentle
& if i am sweet
to me
i might forget
who’s the boss.

thoughts as my knee forces me to treat myself gently. see? i’m learning.

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  1. I saw a comment elsewhere that fits. It went something like this:

    When being hard on yourself doesn’t work (which it won’t), it’s time to try something else.
    Gently remind yourself to be gentle with yourself. That’s the trick.

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