Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Another unexpected thing that has come out of this is that I suddenly am taking a little better care of myself. Like, I care that I haven't made time to have my teeth cleaned in two years, that I need to see a dermatologist about a suspicious spot on my arm. I want my hair cut and have actually been thinking I might do something more than just the trim I normally get so I can stuff the whole unruly mass into a pony tail. I'm using a little eye-cream at night. I'm taking the time to cut up fruit for myself --FOR MYSELF ONLY --for breakfast. In the past, I just never would have done this. Take the time to prepare a meal just for me? Unheard of.
Instead of thinking of myself as an after-thought, --or worse, as someone to punish for falling short of my own ideals-- I am finding some kindness for myself.
This is heady stuff for a woman who has put herself as far out of her mind as possible.
What kindness will you find for yourself today?