Sunday, March 10, 2024

Three Nice Things about Myself -- Day 10

My blogging buddy, Kwizgiver, wrote a post that really resonated with me. She detailed how self-care helped her helped her prevail during a (ridiculously) tough month. Her tips were very wise and so doable! So she has inspired me to take one and integrate it into my own life.

Since I can be a pretty harsh self-critic, this is the one I chose. I hope I can do this every day during March. By then it should be a habit, right?

Three nice things about myself -- March 10:

1) I put feet to my faith. It feels so good to do good on Sundays, to do something tangible that reflects my Christian faith. This morning it was Letters Against Isolation.

2) I looked away. There was something on the news this morning about an airline mishap. I can't tell you anything about it because I looked away. I am flying next month and air travel terrifies me even when I don't have a negative story ringing in my ears. I like that I was smart and self-protective enough to look away.

3) I broadened my circle. I've heard that it is more difficult to make friends as we grow older. I haven't necessarily found that, but I can see how it can be true, so I made an effort to allow new people into my life. Patty and Bob live in my neighborhood but we met back in 2019 at the TCM Film Festival. Yes, it was while waiting for the light on the corner of Hollywood and Orange Blvd.'s that I met people who live less than a mile from me. We became Facebook friends and now, more than four years later, we finally met again in person for lunch. They're Cub fans (as all the best people are) and pet people (as all the best people are). We're going to be in Hollywood again next month, staying in the same hotel, and will meet again for coffee -- this time, my treat. Allowing new people into my life is a way to help ensure that I feel happier and more supported. I like that I'm taking care of myself.