Friday, February 3, 2012

Love Yourself on Love Day

A Letter To Myself from Myself......



Dear Self-
I am writing to you this Valentine's Day to remind you that you are the most important thing to yourself. I know you have been busy and the day-to-day turns into week-by-week but remember that if you do not take care of yourself, your body will remind you of what you are ignoring. You are a kind soul and you do everything for everyone else, which is such an honorable thing to do. But just because you are this type of person does not make you immune to becoming run-down or sick or worse. Take care of yourself and love yourself.

How can I do this, you ask? When there are always dishes, always piles of dirty laundry and always endless tasks that you have to get done in a certain time frame. I am glad you asked because it says that you recognize that you need to do something to relax. Take one, small step at a time and work your way up. Even if you start today with just 5 minutes of uninterrupted time or 10 minutes of going outside to get some fresh air into your lungs. Stop and look at the flowers that are trying to bloom and listen to the noises around you to remind you that you are part of this world and you are here to enjoy it also.
This is your world, your life and you need to live in it and be a part of it, not just go through it. Take care of yourself and love yourself.

When you have managed to do this, then do a little more for yourself. Do something that will make your heart full and make your soul sing. Get up and dance around with your children and swing upside down on the swings at the playground. Feel the wind going through your hair as you run and spin and twirl. Just remember, Self, that it's the simple things that make you happiest. Remember that it's feeling the hugs from your children and feeling safe sleeping next to your husband at night. Enjoy the times when the house is quiet because the children are away but also enjoy the time when they return even more. Read a book in the sunlight and remember Self, take care of yourself and love yourself.

In case you have forgotten, you are a beautiful person and you need to share this with the world. Beauty is more than how you look or what you wear, its how you feel about yourself and other people. Have you noticed, Self, that when you are happy and positive that others are also? Be kind to yourself and make sure that the criticism of others do not harm you but only make you want to grow stronger and better. Know that it's ok to cry when you need too- this is not a weakness but just a way to show emotion. When were you ever told that you should not show emotion? You are only human and emotions are the best part of being human. Self- are you still listening to me? SELF! Take care of yourself and love yourself.

One more thing, because I know you are already starting to make new lists in your head of what has to be done and you are already putting you at the bottom of the list- Self, there is always tomorrow but tomorrow will never be if you don't grasp it today. Do it today, now, this moment! Do not wait to take care of yourself for a more convenient time or it will never be. You always look to the future and promise for tomorrow, but looking back, how many times have you wondered "If I had only done it then." It's ok to be your own person and to understand why you need to do the things that you need to do for yourself. People can help take care of you but only you, yourself, can truly take care of you. Remember, Self, please take care of yourself and love yourself.

2 comments:

  1. So true! Need to print, laminate and stick your wonderful words to remind my own 'Self' to stop and 'smell the beautiful roses' that is my everyday life...I am truly grateful for it all!

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  2. Thanks Susan! When I wrote this, I was trying to inspire people to remember that they are important and not to forget about themselves.

    - Tracy

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