One day my son ran into the house exclaiming, “Mom, he threw sand at me, but I AM BRAVE!” At that moment, I realized what I gift he carried. He believed in himself even in a tough and scary situation. Inspired, the next day I went to my other son who had struggled with digestive health issues when he was a little boy. We had been to countless doctors trying to find a solution to his acid reflux, his constant screaming in pain, his vomiting, his poor liver count…I could go on and on.
Even though I was careful when speaking around my children, my son knew parts of this story well. When telling his story, I consciously focused on how grateful we were to heal him naturally through probiotics and how it changed our lives for the better, but still, I realized how much this might be impacting him. So that day, I knelt down, took his little hands into mine, looked lovingly into his eyes and said, “Thank you for teaching us how to eat healthy. You are healthy.” His face immediately lit up as he responded inquisitively, “I am healthy?” During the next days I saw a blossoming of his confidence as he began to think of himself as a healthy child who brought the family a gift.
Through seeing this shift in his perspective, I knew immediately that I needed to create something that would help other kids believe in themselves. What we and our kids believe about ourselves shapes our entire world, mindframe and our viewpoint of reality. It is so important for children and adults to internalize good feelings about ourselves and each other!!!
Why is the i lower case?
The use of the lowercase “i” keeps the reader (and the mind) focused on the end of the phrase (the potential), verses focused on the “I” (the ego). This subtle change is one of the reasons why i love me! is so powerful for the reader.
What age is the book for?
While I originally created i love me! with kids ages two to five years in mind, the most moving responses I have received have been from readers who are teens and adults. Some have made some pretty big life changes, like leaving unsafe relationships, because of their renewed sense of believing in themselves and wanting a better life for their kids.
Can I order in bulk?
Yes! If you would like to order more than 10 i love me! books for a daycare, church, school or other organization that serves children, please contact me directly.
Your i love me! book will be shipped within 24 hours after payment