Musings 7.9.21

The term self-care has been used so much It’s become a bit of a cliché.  However, the idea of not only taking care of our neighbors but also taking care of ourselves is not a new one.  The Scriptures have always been clear that we are called to love one another, but we are also called to care for ourselves. Jesus took time to be alone to pray.  We also hear of being in community with one another, sharing joys and sorrows as part of caring for our souls.

What form of self-care will you practice today? Each person has their own version of what self-care might be.  Going to bed on time?  Taking time to relax with a good book? Sharing a glass of your favorite drink as you chat with a friend? Take time to be kind to yourself. Memorizing scripture?  A dear friend of mine told me years ago that I needed to be gentle with myself.  Those words continue to be sage advice on my journey.

My days off are typically Fridays and Saturdays.  On Fridays I do my best to schedule something that is good for me.  As I write this “musing” I am happy to report that I just returned from one of my Friday self-care appointments.  My new mani-pedi looks wonderful, but more important, my soul feels rested and I have done something that helps me feel lovely and relaxed.  

I hope that you are able to do something good for you today.

Peace,

Pastor Becky