Today I acted in many ways that were loving. What I have realized is that being loving to myself does not always feel like love, actually I would say that almost 50 percent of the time it does not feel like love. For example, today I worked through some difficult memories from childhood and how they affect present day. It was painful, difficult, produced anger and at the same time felt cathartic and healing. This action was loving and will help me with my personal growth and journey to love myself even more.
It is almost two in the morning and I just finished cleaning my house and room for the 15 guests I will have over tomorrow to celebrate my 27th birthday with me, which is actually on the 24th of Jan. Preparing this has been loving. I bought a candle for everyone which we will collage tomorrow, followed by making soul collage cards and exchanging them blindly. I have found that creating this space for myself is so important, and I am blessed to have many good friends to do it with tomorrow.
Since I will be turning 27 soon I was thinking I would write 27 simple yet very important things I am thankful for…
1.) My loving and amazing mentor(s)!!
2.) My great and loving friends
3.) A career path in which I love
4.) My recovery
5.) My healing work
6.) Job security
7.) A house over my head
8.) Food on the table
9.) This beautiful town I live in
10.) A great roommate with 2 loving cats
11.) A car that runs
12.) Good health
13.) My body
14.) My mind
15.) My heart
16.) My intuition
18.) Spiritual connection
19.) Memories of Hawaii
20.) Good music
21.) Great food and coffee:)
22.) Abundance of positive thinking that creates great energy
23.) Street smarts
What are you grateful for?
Lindsey Wert is a Marriage and Family Therapist in Sonoma County with special interest in treatment and prevention of eating disorders and sexual trauma. Lindsey’s passions are supporting women in learning how to love themselves from the inside out. Lindsey contributes to her community by giving eating disorder presentations, doing prevention work and supporting the health at every size movement. Visit Lindsey’s personal website, From the Inside Out: Self Love and Transformation
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