Simple Self Care


For the past year, self care for me has consisted primarily of recovery.  
Rest, ice, medication, therapy.  
I did it all out of necessity, with little pleasure.  Robotically,  
Somewhere in the past week or two, I turned a corner.  
My thoughts have expanded to include haircuts, nutrition, exercise, and a good closet cleaning-out.  
I know. Many--if not most--people would consider these basic and normal.  
Which makes me realize that high on my Thanksgiving list of blessings 
is my slow but significant return to "basic" and "normal".  
Simple self care. 
 It's never felt so good!

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  1. It makes my heart happy to hear that you're doing just normal every day stuff! I know it feels good! Happy THANKSgiving!

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    1. Thanks for sharing my joy, Debbie. Happy Thanksgiving to YOU!

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  2. Oh how wonderful to read your words dear lady :) all in good time .... have a blessed thanksgiving day!

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  3. Good news, Rebecca!

    It's amazing too, how these simple "normal" things make us feel so good!

    Deanna

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    1. That's right Deanna! Simple, little things are SO satisfying!

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  4. I rejoice with you, Rebecca!! I recall that very thing after a difficult illness followed by a difficult pregnancy...that feeling of "normal" that simply had not been there for many months. It was a glorious thing!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl! A glorious thing, indeed!

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  5. I am really happy for you to awaken to these feelings. I know 2014 has been a trial for me and still feel in chaos but trying to see end of this year with hope. Our holiday will be building a fence for my newly divorced sister so she can have a place for her dog this winter. Still many of us will be together. I hope you have a terrific Thanksgiving, the doorway to the end of this old year with a hopeful in sight!

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    1. Oh, I hope the chaos starts to come to dwindle for you. (While my personal, physical "stuff" is about normal again, the situation with my mother and dad continues to be on a day-to-day basis.) What a thoughtful thing to do for your sister! Let's live in the moment with hope and at peace. Tomorrow will take care of itself :)

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  6. What a blessing for things to be getting back to some normal! I can relate too Rebecca! It's funny isn't it ... and not really... the things we all tend to take for granted? So much of life gets habitual ... without really thinking what a blessing just to to be able to get out of bed... to walk... to see... to go get a haircut... all gifts.... I'm so happy that you are recovering and praying every day you become stronger and stronger. Hope you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving... Lea

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    1. Thank you, Lea - I pray/hope the same for you!

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  7. Glad your back to basic and normal and think I have switched places with you LOL and am on the rest and ice routine. The next few days will be challenging with all my family in and out . I have closed my eyes to what I term messy and am going into peace mode. Have a very blessed Thanksgiving Day and thank you for being a friend. Dee♥

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  8. Good for you - the peace mode, I mean. Your basic and normal will come with time. Thanksgiving is a state of heart - not state of house :) I wish you a very BLESSED one, Deela, and will hold you in my thoughts and prayers as you continue your recovery.

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