Something I learned this past decade and has come back into crystal-clear focus this year… is that self-care isn’t selfish. In order to show up for others and give to others in a way that is meaningful to me, I must take time for self-care. 🧘🏽♀️
To that end, sharing some of my own story this past week as it relates to the holidays and family and feelings… and add in the pandemic this year, it is definitely uncharted territory… right? Things *feel* different, don’t they?
One of my self-care practices is to send a text to a friend… just a “hey thinking of you” or a “sending you some love” or something like that so they know I’m thinking of them.
A week or so ago, I sent a message to a dear friend who responded they had been hospitalized (non-virus related) and they were having some serious health struggles… and they’d reach out when they were able.
So, I did what I always do for a friend in need… I prayed. 🙏🏽
Today, I got an update from that friend… they are doing follow-up tests and getting a more complete workup done with their primary doctor and answers are forthcoming. And they thanked me for being me. 🤓
It’s funny how, in a way, I felt like I was being a friend to them by offering some love and hugs and they share that they are deeply touched by my outreach and how deeply it has touched their heart. 😍
It warmed my heart and soul. 🦄
While this quote does say the “holiday season is a perfect time” I will suggest that any time is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings and seek out ways to make life better for those around us.
How about you? 🥰