How often do you say “I love you”
How often do you say it in passing, without really thinking about it?
Words are powerful.
How often do you tell yourself “I love me”
When you are feeling
depressed (that’s all I’ve got for d-words this morning)
How often do you say :
I choose me.
I support me.
I nourish me.
You call a friend for support.
You tell your friend “what would I do without you?”
But do you ask yourself
What would I do without me,
My own wisdom.
When your mind quiets down enough to hear
The beat of your own heart
The sigh of your own breath
And the comfort of silence
When you turn not only to your soul sisters (and brothers) to get your mojo back,
You also turn inward,
To your own wisdom.
When you recognize yourself as your own friend
this becomes a recipe for joy that can fill every square inch of you up from inside out.
Below are the directions for my special sauce. Feel free to adapt and make it your own special sauce too!
-In one day, no particular order;
-perform a random act of kindness
-do something really silly that makes your heart giggle, no, make that a deep belly laugh!
-sing, dance, to your favorite song from the 80’s or 90’s in the living room
-spend sometime outside in nature
-sit down with a cup of tea and read a book you’ve been wanting that’s “just for fun” (even if it’s just for a few minutes)
-write down 3 words that describes what you love about you
-share this with someone, go!
Take all of the above, write down each of the above on scrap pieces of paper
-find a jar with a lid (I like using a mason jar)
-label it “my secret sauce recipe for choosing love for me”
Now shake it up!
Here’s my double dare challenge:) Find other ways you can be with yourself, reach for this jar when you are seeking the wisdom of others, or can use a pick me up. This also makes a great gift for a birthday or an upcoming holiday.
Please share with someone if you enjoyed this week’s post and I’d love to hear from you below what you would put in your secret sauce recipe!