A friend of mine is going through a very hard time right now-out of work, court case regarding her daughter, etc...
I called her last night to check in on her, and I heard the strangest thing-me, giving advice that I should be taking.
"Stop beating yourself up over things you did in the past. That's a dangerous place for us to be."
"You did what you thought was right."
"You are talented and skilled-if it wasn't for this economy, things would be totally different. It's not your fault."
"Look how far you have come. You've completely changed your life-give yourself credit for all the changes you have made."
"You're surrounded by people who love you-don't forget that."
Weird, that I can say all those things when I forget them myself so easily.