Imagine yourself standing in front of you. Now, imagine your most trusted family member next to you. Next, imagine your best friend next to you. Continue to imagine important people in your life, all lining up in a row on both sides of you. You can imagine as many or as few people as you’d like. When you are finished, mentally scan that row of people standing in front of you in your mind. As you are imagining each person in this row, stop when you arrive back at yourself standing in front of you. This person deserves the same amount of love, respect, kindness, compassion, forgiveness, empathy, understanding, peace, and happiness as every single one of the other people in that line. Like everyone that you care about, you are unique in infinitely beautiful ways. You are deserving. You are worthy. You are not the exception.
—  balanceandblessings