Noblesse Oblige: Giving–To Yourself!

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When we think of giving and donating we think of our favorite charities and non-profit organizations. We may also think of community-based needs such as the local food bank, soup kitchen, or local fundraising efforts on behalf of a family or individual facing an overwhelming challenge.

But what about us? How often do we give to ourselves?

The kind of giving I’m talking about is the type where you cherish yourself and the life you’ve been given; you show your love to yourself by honoring and respecting yourself. For instance, you move yourself up on your list of priorities from the bottom to the top, or at least the middle of the list….

Here are a few suggestions of ways to cherish yourself and your life:

~Cleaning out the clutter in your home;

~Straightening up the landscaping;

~Working on that idea that will give you the soul-prospering life you seek;

~Enjoying hobbies;

~Scheduling time to pursue things that have captivated your interest;

~Getting rid of all the junk food in your refrigerator, freezer, and pantry;

~Adding enjoyable physical activities to your life–a fun way to get in your exercise;

~Each morning saying “I can’t wait to see what wonders, laughter, and interesting things this day will bring!”;

~Each evening saying “Thanks for the great day!”, then think about at least 3 good things that happened to you during the day;

~Saying kind and encouraging statements to yourself, especially if it’s a tough day…..

 

I’m sure you can think of other ways that will “hit the spot” in cherishing yourself.

Treat each day as if it’s your birthday because, in a sense it is–you birth from your nighttime slumbers into a fresh, new day filled with possibilities for you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

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