Pre-Lenten Challenge: day 63

Divine Mother

I think about ending 2021, not with a bang, but with gratitude. My year, my experience, though quiet and filled with solitude, brought me here – back to myself.

The nurturer in me, trying hard to nurture myself. As if I’ve had to become my own mother, mothering me. Where’s the divine in that? It’s in everything a mother does.

I’ve learned thus far, caring for me isn’t selfish. In reality, I’m a mother of fur-kids. It may be more possible and easier to be selfish when you’re single, and just have dogs and plants to look after. But it’s really not that easy.

I have ageing parents. And I’m still learning that balance. What can I do for them, what can I do for me? Questions that plague adult children caregivers, of ageing parents.

So here I am, as I attempt to gently go into 2022. Because that’s what a mother does: gently ushers her children into the new.

Many blessings folks, 🙏🏼 Sandi

Fireworks… they’re almost here.

Bring yourself

Love to doodle

When was the last time you asked yourself: How are you, no really, how are you doing?

When was the last time you gave yourself a true pat on the back?

When was the last time you gave yourself a break? Not the kind that others’ define as ‘a break’?

When was the last time you asked, ‘am I really helping, or harming someone when I think it’s a good idea to offer my help?

When did you ask yourself, am I happy? If not, what can I do to get there?

When did you last ask yourself, am I good enough for others’ or is it really that I need to be good enough for myself?

When was the last time you asked yourself anything of really, true, deep, and self-loving intentions?

Many blessings,

Sandi