Love Thyself

Today Shutter Sisters challenges you to ask the question: when was the last time you wrote a love letter to yourself? Or just generally spent a little time loving yourself?

For me, it only took a few extra minutes of me-time getting dressed. Some earrings and a moment spent on my hair. More than most days. A gentle reminder about what being beautiful means. It helped. It's easier to give to them what they need when I have a store of reserves at the ready.

Does it sound like I'm complaining? I don't mean to.

But you're a mother. You know. It's depleting. And it's easy. Very easy. To forget to pay attention to yourself. I can't remember the last time I had a physical. My asthma is out of control and I'm having trouble talking. I'm scraping the bottom of the energy barrel. I've forgotten the cardinal rule of mothering: if you're out of the game, there's no one there to pinch hit. Stretch and warm up before you play.

Time spent on me comes back as time to spend on them.

Love yourself a little today.