Three years ago, I was a stressed out mom of two energetic toddlers that always seemed to be getting into mischief. I felt like most of the words that came out of my mouth were:
“Don’t do that!”
“Be gentle with your brother!”
I wanted to be speaking positive, loving words to my boys because what we say to our children is POWERFUL. Our words become their inner voice!
But I was so busy and frustrated with the demands of my little boys that I often forgot.
At the same time, I was learning about SELF LOVE and POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS. As I spoke affirmations to myself I noticed a huge shift. I became so much happier, more confident and less stressed. And with time, I transformed into a different person.
I wanted to make sure my kids heard these affirmations from a young age because I knew they would believe them easily, and hopefully keep them tucked in their hearts for the rest of their lives.
So I came up with a list of positive affirmations from A-Z, starting with “You are Amazing” for the letter A. I’d whisper this list each night as I tucked them into bed, and eventually it developed into the song that has become my main message as a parent, musician and human: that every single one of us is AMAZING; that we are all loved, unique, and valuable.
I didn’t want this message to be solely for the kids, so eventually a second verse developed. I wanted my boys to know that I believed in these affirmations as well. This time I turned the words around: “You Are Amazing” became “I Am Amazing.”
It turned into my personal anthem and boosted my self confidence and self love even further.