emphasis mine; words hers.
Take care of yourself, because it’s no one elses’ job, and because, no one else has to. You can make other people feel good once your own insides are sorted out. When you’re at peace with yourself and your place in the world, you are easier to be around. Calmer, more composed. Friendly and encouraging and without bitterness or envy or irritation.
You forgive yourself for last week and tell yourself you can do anything this week, and you’re right. Parent yourself. Be chest-burstingly proud of who you are. You should probably take a nap if you’re tired. Sweetheart, if that boy’s being mean to you, stay away from him. You look really nice today.