I’m still feeling the glow from Sounds True’s enlightening online Self-Acceptance summit. In particular, I’ve been reflecting on bestselling author Anne Lamott’s words. She said we save the best China, our favorite cup and ornate glassware for our guests. But do we instill that same level of kindness and care to ourselves?
We may grab an energy bar or frozen drink to erase hunger and thirst, but devote time to lay out the sliced up tomatoes, freshly washed grapes and wedges of cheese for loved ones.
We go out of our way to make others happy, but often neglect ourselves. It’s no wonder we end up resentful, sick, tired and angry at the world.
Before you look outward for love and nurturance, start with doing one kind thing for yourself. Be it an understanding thought, a patient response or time to savor a fancy meal just for yourself. Doing any of these will cause a seismic shift, changing the way you treat others, which ultimately affects the world.
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