The Hands that have held me tight

“The hands that have held me tight”
I ‘caught’ my mom finishing up some heartfelt quilts for those that could use some warmth this Christmas. Not because she was guilty or pressured, but because she believes in a world of peace and love. She then shared what she had written this morning,
In light of New Year’s resolutions, I have been thinking a lot about self-care lately. I have thought of it mostly as another thing I need to put on my checklist because it is good for me. I started to really think about the origins of the hyphenated word self-care. What does it really mean? In the oxford dictionary it is defined as ​The practice of taking action to preserve or improve one's own health​ or ​The practice of taking an active role in protecting one's own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress.​ Examples of this are going to the doctor, getting a massage or flotation therapy. Because of my health issues I go to several different doctors and therapists to help me to have a better quality of life. I have started to realize that there are many simple things in life that are self-care. For me my health has gotten to the point where I often have to choose between doing the laundry and doing my hair or my make-up, or making my bed. In my thoughts lately, I have realized that taking the time to put on a little make-up or throw my blankets on my bed are forms of self-care. It has actually become my mantra. “I am self-caring.” I am not promoting things everyone has to do I am sharing with you the things that have spoken to my soul. The things that I am doing for me. Not to look good or not look bad to anyone else. I am honoring the deepest needs of my soul. And sometimes those things are simple. Like making sure my sink in my bathroom is clean(because generally I don’t have energy for this). I have felt more at peace in my own skin and liking it here. It has been very transformative for me. What do you do to care for your “self”? Time and time again, the love this angel exudes is beyond my comprehension. Thank you to the Hands that Have Held Me



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  • I love this!! Self Care is so hard! Thank you for sharing!

    Natalie England

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