Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Six Ways To Be Kind To Yourself

I'm sure you have had "those days," the ones where you feel trodden on and pulled in different directions, stretching to your absolute limits.  I have had a succession of these days lately, and today I finally remembered to stop, and renew some promises I made to myself.  These promises have been a great help to me in times of overwhelming responsibility and stress.  I am sharing them here with you, in the hopes that, you, too, might make yourself a list of promises or ways to be kind to yourself.
  • I promise to dream more and hesitate less.
  • I promise to believe in myself and stop judging myself on my shortcomings.
  • I promise to accept what life brings each day, and make each moment special.  This is the day the Lord has made, I WILL rejoice and be GLAD in it!
  • I promise to really appreciate my family and friends....they are God's gift to me, and I cherish them.
  • I promise to be less resistant to change, and grow in my independence.
  • I promise to fill my life with special times, and share them with others.
These promises to myself aren't always easy to keep, but I'm working on them.  And each time I read them over, and pray about them, I feel recharged and energized, able to take on the cares of the day.

May you, also, find peace in your list. 
God bless,