Good morning and welcome to your first meditation. You got up, you got out of bed, and you put on this podcast because you care about yourself and you’re doing your best to give yourself what you need to succeed in that self-care. Whatever may have happened yesterday or last week or last year has no bearing on the fact that you made the effort today. And although the day is young, you have already achieved one of the most important acts that you can accomplish: an act of self-love. Congratulations. Take a second to appreciate this. Breathe it in. Be proud. Even if it seems trivial, be proud. These seemingly small daily actions add up to a lifetime of inner peace and happiness. Life is a constant process of becoming. We may realize a goal only to find out that it wasn’t what we really wanted. Or we may have done things that we discover moved us further away from a goal. This is all good. These are some of the experiences that help us most to see who we wish to be and what we wish to accomplish and they are invaluable. Take a second to think on mistakes you’ve made. Inhale. Exhale. Now thank yourself for having made those mistakes. They are what led you here. Without them there is nothing to improve upon, no basis on which to develop self-awareness, no aspiration, motivation, or anything else that drives human life. Be grateful for your mistakes and acknowledge that every new day is a new opportunity to be a little bit better, whatever that means to you. Today you have already seized that opportunity once by listening to this. Keep it up. You’re doing great. Have a wonderful day.