a little self care truth. no. 1.
when i need to quiet myself.
when i need to sit still.
((or)) when i need a little sparkle.
i paint my nails.
when i paint my nails, i must be still so that they can dry.
i use the time well. sitting. being present. resting.
we all know how hard it can be to take a moment to ourselves. the time often doesn't magically appear. as mothers, spouses, as people. we must make a few minutes in the busy-ness of life to carve those magical moments that add delight and care to our soul. as january 2012 ends and february 1 approaches, i am met with two deadlines. one is self-imposed and the other is one i want to make for a grant. this is the year to thrive. yes. in order to thrive i must stop, sit, and paint my nails. multiple coats. i must bring a little sparkle and a lot of rest. then i'm able to become attune to my inner wisdom, the wisdom that surrounds, and to the kind souls who come near to mind, needing a good word.
where do you find such stillness through self care?