Awareness of Self-Honor
an excerpt from Live Beautifully: A Book to Sit With, by Doris Wedige
Reflections on saying yes...
I would like to start another “Just Say No” campaign. This one would be on behalf of people who feel the need to say yes to every request of them. This is a campaign for people who put themselves last instead of first.
I plead with all of you to do what is best for humanity and choose to put yourself first. Every single one of us has equal importance. Tend to yourselves as though you were giving to a precious expression of God and then know that you are. From the fullness of yourself you can then tend to others.
Those of us who tend to others first and foremost set limits to our giving, because we begin to fail prematurely. Our health suffers… Our capacity to give wanes…
Maybe “Just Say Yes” would be a better campaign. Say yes to honoring yourself. Know the truth that you are worthy of nurturing and growth. In our saying yes to ourselves we will create the foundation necessary for all of us to make the choice to Live Beautifully.
I intend to say yes to self-care.