Where do you get your affirmation?
Most of my life I looked for affirmation from others. I needed to hear their words of praise, encouragement, love… I NEEDED it. I would receive compliments or praise and I would feel an ever so brief fluttering of pride. Then I would start feeling they didn’t really mean it or I didn’t really deserve it or they’re just trying to be nice, etc.
At the time, it was like food. My body gets hungry and I need to eat. I eat and feel better but then several hours later, I need to eat again. If I don’t eat, I get sick. For me, affirmation was food to my spirit. It was an endless cycle of need. In order to feel good I needed to that affirmation. In order to get that affirmation, I needed to make sure you were happy and your life was good…
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