In Others’ Words: You Take Care Now
It’s almost impossible to get through the day without being told at least one way to take care of yourself.
- Eat more fruits and veggies.
- Drink more water.
- Exercise more.
- Sleep more.
- Work smarter.
- Be kinder.
- Watch less TV.
You could probably make your own list of ways you are taking care of yourself — or ways you want to take care of yourself.
The question is why? Why are we doing all of this?
To live longer? To be healthier? To be smarter? Thinner? Prettier? What’s the point of all this taking care of ourselves?
Today’s quote turns all this trying and doing and caring on it’s head … challenging me that caring about myself isn’t about me.
I had to stop and think about that for a long, long, long minute or two. Because taking care of me so often is all about me. I want to be happier. I want to be more content. I want to look at myself in the mirror and like who I see, be proud of who I am, of what I’ve accomplished.
And there’s nothing wrong with that.
But what if …. what if we reach for a larger goal? What if we make it our goal to take care of ourselves so that we can love God more. Love others better. Love ourselves for who we are … and who we are becoming.
In Your Words: What do you think of when you see the words: Take care of yourself? How has today’s quote changed your idea of taking care of yourself? What would help you love God more? Love others better? Love yourself for who you are … and who you are becoming?
a Nikon CoolPix Camera
a Lands’ End canvas bag
2 beach towels
a Contigo water bottle
a copy of Crazy Little Thing Called Love
a copy of Somebody Like You