Welcome a new year. A clean slate. A fresh start.
A chance to do better at everything. At loving myself.
I'm welcoming in more thoughts and actions concerning things that are important to me.
I've been a wife and mom for nearly 30 years (yikes! I'm old) and I'm just now recognizing how important it really, really is to feed my passions and nurture myself. How good it is for me, yes, but how much better a wife and mom I can be when I do that! It seems foreign and counter-productive to me. This focusing on me, to help others, but that's how it works.
Once again I am reminded of Jesus' words --
37 He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the greatest and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ (Matt. 22:37-39)
If I'm not loving me, I can't be loving others. And that is what I'm called to do.
So, welcome, 2015. A new year of learning to love myself because Jesus said so.
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