Yesterday during nap time I sat outside alone. I deeply inhaled fresh air. The strengthening spring sun’s rays warmed my back while I read. It was a much needed break which rejuvenated my heart, mind and body to make it through the rest of the day. My heart overflowed with gratitude, my senses feeding it morsels over which to delight.
I pause every day while the kids rest/sleep but it is not often that I allow myself an extended time of just-for-fun relaxation like getting lost in the Divergent series. 😀 But sometimes I need that. We need that. Self care is a gift we must be willing to receive in order to be our best selves.
Self care is a gift we must be willing to receive in order to be our best selves
One of the great results of a simplified, minimalist lifestyle is having more time for tasks and people which truly matter the most to our souls. And it is awesome.
On the other hand, there is always something to do. A space to organize, a task to cross off, laundry to fold. Life goes on. Sometimes it’s a better use of time to rest and disappear into a good book than to fold more laundry. The moments that can easily be wrapped up as a gift to ourselves are there; we just need to decide to find them, make them.
The moments that can easily be wrapped up as a gift to ourselves are there; we just need to decide to find them, make them.
As one of our favorite Bible storybooks says, “As anyone will tell you, the thing about a gift is it’s free. All you have to do is reach out your hands and take it.”
Here’s my encouragement to you today: wrap up a gift to yourself today. To rest. To write. To laugh. To sit in the sun and stare at the buds in the branches. To exercise. To devour a fun novel and a cup of tea. Whatever you need to feel like your best you.
Then reach out your hands, and take it.
Happy intentional, simple living to you today, friends! 🙂