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I tried to be good to myself yesterday.  I really did.  My wee girl and I were going to go to the zoo.  We did not make it.  The car had an agenda of it’s own.  It did not want to start without grinding and puking, and I did not want to get stuck at the zoo…another day. We will go another day.  The giraffes will be waiting…

It’s Friday, and tomorrow is Saturday – my favorite day of the week, by the way.  Good things always happen on Saturdays…

A Saturday might be a good day for a mini retreat.  A day of self care and refueling….eh?  Forgot about that whole self care thing did you?  Me too.  A day to go gentle with yourself, be mindful of what you need, and do something that refuels your tank and makes your spirit feel full and alive.

I don’t think we need to go away from home to do this (unless you want to), or even spend a bunch of money.  It could be a simple as an afternoon with a delicious book, or better yet a nap in a warm sunny place-you can pretend you are a dog or a cat and just bake.  I don’t think dogs or cats get wrapped up in the same nonsense humans do…

A chair in the garden, or doing nothing in front of a good movie on the tv……that’s a tough one for me-the doing nothing part.

A walk in a pretty park, a trip for your favorite ice cream.  Adele or something equally stellar on your favorite listening device (with your headphones on, so it’s about no one but you).

Yoga or QiQong outside in the sun…sit on a rock at the edge of the lake and watch the water….it will hypnotize you and take you away…you probably need to live near a lake to make this happen..

Make something, create something just for yourself. Do it in such a way that the authentic you just glows…

The list is long.  The point is, make some special time for special you. Carve out time to feed your soul, and nourish your being in a way you normally would not do.  There is so much in life that depletes us – how can we remain healthy and vibrant, able to give, and live like faery queens,  if we are always giving away our goodness, and not leaving room for goodness to return us?

I have been working, working, working….it’s easier to work than play….I used to play before I worked…funny how things change. 

If you could have the day of your dreams, what would it look like?  If not a whole day, then a special afternoon to play and fill your inner bucket..  Write it down.  See what you can do to make it happen.

Tomorrow really is Saturday, good things happen on Saturdays, and it is a good day for retreat...there are a pile of books on my tablet that want desperately to be read...I am going to curl up in a cozy place and read myself into oblivion......




 


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