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I've Always Got My Back

This is a guest post written by Kristen Parry. Kristen is a firm believer in Happiness and Love as the two prominent pillars of life. She is the program manager for The Smile Project and focuses on the ambassador program.

I’ve been running low on shampoo for the last… two weeks. It’s the kind of running low where if you just hit the pump with vigor a few times enough shampoo comes out? But I kept making a mental note to go to the store to get another bottle.

Now, in case you’re wondering, mental notes don’t work for me. As soon as that shower is over, I don’t think about shampoo again til it’s time for the next. Hence going through this song and dance for two weeks.

I finally remembered I would need more shampoo yesterday, but it was a hectic day and I really didn’t want to stop. Then I remembered I keep a travel container of shampoo at the ready just in case, looked for it, and sure enough it was full.

That night when I went to wash my hair, I picked up the travel bottle and thought to myself, “I’ve always got my back.”

Funny thing is, I don’t feel that way in most areas of life. I’m the first to overextend, say yes to too many things, and take on other people’s problems as though they’re more important than my own.

It felt really good to truly believe I’ve always got my back about this silly little thing. Here’s to intentionally finding other ways I can prove this to be true.


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