Today, may we be our own best friend. We intentionally strive to be thoughtful and supporting to others, while not extending the same courtesy to ourselves. Yet often we are our own harshest critic. We bully ourselves, put ourselves down and harshly judge. It is behavior we find unacceptable when we witness it as outward action, yet only we can call ourselves on it. We must rally ourselves, reassure ourselves that we are worthy, that we can and will succeed. It is perhaps one of the most difficult challenges we will face in life, particularly because we face the challenge each and every day. May we find the grace to care deeply for ourselves, that we may then be whole enough to care deeply for others and for the world. We are thankful that each day is a new opportunity for healing and growth. Blessed Be, and Amen.