Golden Rule – treat others as we want to be treated.
I think there’s another part that we (and by we, I mean ME) forget is that we have to treat ourselves as we want to be treated.
Everyone is different, certainly, but a lot of us are so quick to lose patience with ourselves, give in to the negative soundtracks in our heads, put ourselves not just at the bottom of the list but leave ourselves off the list entirely.
When we (and again, I mean ME) do this all the time, our wells run dry. We don’t have anything left to give back to others, anything left to create with, to share, to use for inspiration.
So, I’m extending a little kindness to myself today, a little down time, a little time reading a book for leisure, a little longer hugging my beautiful family, a little extra bite of chocolate, a little bit of time buying some fall flowers for the house, a little time in a comfy spot with a warm blanket and a hot cup of coffee.
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