~~Be kind today...to yourself, remember to be a good friend to yourself, accept that you're doing your best, love your perfect imperfections, be mindful of what you need and give it to yourself, and surround yourself with people who honor, love, and cherish you for who you are.~~ Ian Lawton
Try it just for today. Be nice to yourself. Look in the mirror and like what you see. Have that extra five minutes on the back porch with a cup of coffee. Splurge and get that manicure. Linger on the couch watching your favorite movie.
Because it's time to take good care of you. It's time to really stop the worrying....stop the stress....stop the what-ifs and the if-onlys and feel good about you.
Be silly. Dance. Crank up the music and sing. Plant a garden. Bake some cookies. Take a walk. Spend time with your very, very best friend.....you.
Make today the day you forgive yourself for past mistakes. Make today the day you heal your heart by forgiving others. Make today the day you promise yourself to spend time each day to make sure you have what you need. Because you are just as important as your children, as your spouse, as your employer, as your parents....as everyone else you give your time and attention to.
So take some time today. Just for you. And do whatever it is you like to do. Indulge yourself. Pamper yourself. Be naughty and have that cupcake with sprinkles. Be silly and hand out balloons to strangers. Read that good book. Dance down the aisle 8 at WalMart.
And don't forget to pat yourself on the back. You've quit smoking. Not just thought about it. Not just wanted it. Not just dabbled in it. You've quit!! So whether you are struggling a bit, whether you are newly quit, whether it feels awful and shaky....by gosh you've done it!! Enjoy, celebrate that simply fact!! You have done it.
Let today be about you, my friend. Let this be the first day of many that you celebrate you! It doesn't take money, it doesn't take others, it doesn't take effort....it takes you being willing to focus on all those marvelous things that bring a smile to your face.
Happy "You" Day!!