How many times have you said this to yourself? I used to say it all the time and still, I catch myself saying it every now and then. It really is something that can just roll off of the tongue. A good example might be this blog. I just figured out this evening that I was posting my blog wrong. It is frustrating since I have like four or five blogs on the home page but I have never blogged before and didn't know exactly what I was doing. I am trying to teach myself to be kinder to myself though and that being hard on myself, especially for petty things, is what made me a "negative Nancy." I've seen my daughter make a simple mistake and get so frustrated with herself and say such mean things to herself. I do not want that for her. I want her to know and see how awesome she is and the best way for me to encourage her to do that is to do it for myself. Our children are our little sponges, mirrors and parrots. So the next time you catch yourself getting all pissed off with yourself and are berating yourself, ask yourself if you would want someone else saying those things to your child or worse, would you want to hear your child saying those things to herself.