|Laura Bray's Minimum Requirements of Self-Care|
The first thing I did was listen to Jennifer Louden's Minimum Requirement of Self-Care audio. Basically, she gives a gentle reminder to do the basics for yourself everyday. Since I have hard time remembering to do that, I made a journal page of what I need to do, every day, in order to be the best I can be. I've been looking at the journal page a few times each day, and it's working! I'm remembering to take a minute and do one or two of the items. I'm thinking of framing the journal page, or even making it into a poster. Cause I need to hit myself over the head a few times each day to remind myself to take a minute.
Then, I got a lovely blog visit from Susan Branch. She left a comment, complimenting me on my cookie sketch. This meant so much to me. Years ago, I bought her cookbook,The Summer Book, and I've loved her artwork ever since. So to get a visit from her on my blog left me a bit starstruck. And then I went to her blog and saw her post with a wonderful list of ways to take of oneself. It's just what I needed to hear!
|Amaryllis in Bloom|
And so, I still feel like Scrooge, but it's the Scrooge who, at the end of the story, runs through the streets, wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas. The Scrooge who takes Tiny Tim into his arms and buys a Christmas goose. Find some joy today. Give yourself a present. Take care of yourself and remember to enjoy the season. Happy Holidays!