Stubbornness is a strong trait for me and when I woke after my last 90 min nap before the alarm I thought I could just sleepily power through. But as I spilled a couple pieces of dog food filling my dogs bowl and the tears began to flow I quickly realized this is not a push through kind of day.
I'm grateful to re-evaluate what needs done today and what can wait. I'm grateful to take the time to make breakfast and give my body the nourishment it needs to start the day. I'm grateful to look at my schedule and see that there is time to be made for both yoga and meditation today to help rebalance some energy. I'm grateful for my ever-so-sweet husband who also recognized the need to be gentle with me today and spoke softly and brought me a beautiful leaf star from outside that had fallen in last night's hail and pointed out the things of my list that he could do for me. I'm grateful to know that I am blessed and loved. And I'm grateful to know that providing myself, and the child within me, this loving care today is what is most important no matter what gets left off my to do list for a day.
How do you respond to yourself when gentleness is needed? Who do you leave on for support when support is needed? How can you add at least one simple element of self-care into your day today?
May today bless us with love and kindness. May the energy be gentle on our hearts and souls. Have a beautiful day!