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!