Sometimes I nurture myself with a treat ~ luxuriating in a relaxing bath, (with Epsom salts and lavender oil.) Or taking time~out to read just for fun, not as research or in a quest for self~improvement.
On other occasions I nurture body and mind by taking foster~dog Indie for a walk through the nearby forest. And I greet each day with meditation, before brewing my morning coffee.
But there are times, when I have to do something I really don’t wish to. Like going to the dentist. That’s how I’ve been nurturing myself today ~ attending a scheduled check~up. Since I’ve had a somewhat chequered (and painful) dental history, this is a breakthrough for me.
My hygienist, sweet lady, complimented me on my lovely clean teeth and the dentist is ‘very happy’ with the healthy condition of my gums. I left the surgery feeling like I imagine my grandchildren do, when I tell them I’m proud of their baby achievements.
It was s glorious day and ~ even though I’d rather have spent time in the garden than driving across the Island ~ I didn’t cancel. And The Artist wasn’t able to come with, so I conquered my nerves and went on my own.
A baby achievement, for sure.
But I’m proud of myself.
And that’s not only liberating, it’s nurturing! 🙂
Nurturing Thursday is the idea of Becca Givens, author of ‘On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea.’ To read more about this, or to join in, please click here.