“Let Us All Speak Kind Words To” Ourselves

Kia has asked us all to show some self-love, goal setting, or simply affirmations that come to us. This made me think of a song I have heard sung for years. We don’t typically speak harshly to our friends and acquaintances, but why do we do it to ourselves? Think for a second how you would feel if your friend told you that you look insert what you told yourself this morning..I’m just saying. Now would you say those things to your friend?

Let us oft speak kind words to each other
At home or where’er we may be;
Like the warblings of birds on the heather,
The tones will be welcome and free.
They’ll gladden the heart that’s repining,
Give courage and hope from above,
And where the dark clouds hide the shining,
Let in the bright sunlight of love.

Oh, the kind words we give shall in memory live
And sunshine forever impart.
Let us oft speak kind words to each other;
Kind words are sweet tones of the heart.

 Like the sunbeams of morn on the mountains,
The soul they awake to good cheer;
Like the murmur of cool, pleasant fountains,
They fall in sweet cadences near.
Let’s oft, then, in kindly toned voices,
Our mutual friendship renew,
Till heart meets with heart and rejoices
In friendship that ever is true.

Written By: Joseph L. Townsend
If you would like to hear it sung click here.

I feel proud of myself for turning bad things upside down. I’ve realized that being down doesn’t help those around me. I’m not saying that I don’t feel down or that I don’t need help. I’m just saying I do a lot of self talk to look on the brighter side of things. Believe me it isn’t easy. But I believe it will be worth it. I’m more than happy to listen and try to find that silver lining :)

My goals this week are: 3 miles a day, 150 oz of water, doing the dishes and finishing the 3 loads of laundry I have sorted.

How would you brand your health and wellness lifestyle?  How do you want others to know you in this area?

I’m pretty sure my health and wellness lifestyle is push on top of push and I hope others see me as a positive pusher towards a healthy life with some sarcasm and laughing along my busy mom way.

About MNMSpecial

I'm a domesticated-type mom with four amazing kiddos. It's all Fun and Games at our house. I dabble as a Taste Tester & Experimenter of Recipes. I make messes while crafting, scrapbooking and completing DIY projects. I'm a lover of Fitness, Co-Founder of Fitspiration For Moms, #FitFluential Ambassador, & Independent Beachbody Coach.


  1. Love this!

  2. Your brand simply labels you as the best kind of pusher around. Thanks for sharing the song. It is ridiculous that many things that people say to themselves are not things they would ever say to a friend – great perspective.

    • Sometimes I feel bad about being a pusher, but if I want pushing then If be wasting time. Its sad we can be so mean to ourselves and not recognize it as such. We should be our own best friends.

  3. Great goals. How do you drink all that water. Seriously with the amount I’m drinking I feel pregnant again. I’m peeing all day long. lol. Self-talk has been my savior this week. I just need to remind myself to do it. 😉

    • I’m just drinking the amount for nursing & physical activity to keep my supply going. It of a lot of water. If you have a strong pelvic floor then you should be able to hold out 4hrs, but 2-3 is my average until I get stronger. I’m always self talking.

  4. I’ll be the first to admit I’m often guilty of pushing all the negativity onto myself. I’ve gotten better though. Someone suggested writing positive notes to myself and then putting said notes in random places to find later. It never fails to make me smile when I come across a note I completely forgot about.
    Last week, at the library, I placed some “remember, you are beautiful” type notes in random books, in an attempt to recreate those happy moments the same notes gave me.

  5. Megan,

    I have this same conversation with my self often. Actually, my husband sometimes hears me talking to myself and asks me if I’d ever say that to him, our daughter or my friends. Ouch! The thing is, we just take it. We don’t argue with ourselves.

    It takes just as much time to say something nice to ourselves. We need to remember that rule of thumb – 2 nice things for every negative!

    You’ve got great goals and I’m sure you’ll knock it out of the ballpark this week!

  6. Shannon @Aries_Mommy

    Love the words to the song. Being kind to ourselves is one thing that we need reminding of often.

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