If you follow me on Twitter, you will likely have noticed that I have this sort of tradition, habit, whatever you want to call it. Every morning (Monday – Friday, at least), my very first tweet will be a friendly reminder to love yourself. A gentle reminder to be a little less hard on yourself and to realize you are doing the best you can. A reminder that sometimes it’s ok to not be ok. They’re just some simple encouraging words that someone may just need to hear that morning.
good morning…if you’re in a rough patch like I am, remember that it’s ok to not always be ok…you're doing your best…ok, love you – bye. pic.twitter.com/kXikzhWRPY
— Jenn (@JennAndTheCity) January 19, 2017
It started out innocently enough. I sent one out one morning, to be honest – it was more so for myself than anyone else. I needed that reminder that day. I was surprised with the feedback, though. People thanking me, both publicly and in private DMs, for the encouragement and kind words; letting me know how much they appreciated reading it and how it put an instant smile on their face.
good morning, gentle reminder that it’s ok to not always be ok…life isn’t always easy – but you’re doing amazing, ok…love you, bye.
— Jenn (@JennAndTheCity) November 21, 2016
I continue sending out these messages every morning, and they increasingly get more popular. The number of retweets and likes keep increasing, but more importantly – more people are seeing the tweets and benefiting from them. And I’m benefiting from them.