I simply love the stories here on EX about people helping each other out. Being kind, being gentle, being so very supportive. We also often go out of our way for a family member or friend who needs that extra attention, that hand-holding, or that special hug.
How lovely for them because….why? They deserve it? They need it? They have always been there for you?
Probably a little bit of all of that, most likely. But you know someone else who has always been there for you? Someone who deserves your time, your attention, your extra special care?
You do. You who have decided to quit smoking in order to gain something more precious. You who have cared for your family better than you may have cared yourself. You, who finally realized how important it is to lose that habit that is so dangerous to your health and the health of those around you.
So cheer for yourself each and every day. Be your own best friend because you know what it takes to keep going every day. Don’t just “push on” but rather understand that YOU need additional care and comfort.
When was the last time you treated yourself gently? Kindly? When was the last time you decided to indulge yourself with that little bit of chocolate….that delightful bubble bath….those precious few moments of peace and quiet?
We are so very good at giving, at helping, at reaching out for others. But sometimes we need a little nudge when it comes to taking care of ourselves. So give yourself that extra special attention….love yourself for just a moment, and cherish yourself with all your heart. You deserve it!