Happy Monday! How was your week? Were you able to take a little time to care for yourself? I know that this is only week #3, but I’m starting to get a better picture of how taking care of myself actually helps me to be a better woman, wife, and mother. When I set aside my never-ending to-do list and curl up on the Story Chair, (our red chaise lounge), with a good book before bed – well, that does my heart a world of good!
One of last week’s goals was to play the piano three times. That might seem like a strange goal, but it was very important to me. I grew up taking piano lessons, and I have always loved music, but playing my piano is one of my interests that is most easily pushed to the wayside. When the boys were little, it was difficult to find time to play. The baby was napping. The toddler needed my attention. Now that the boys are older, I realized that my poor piano has still been neglected. For several months I’ve been saying that I wanted to turn some attention back to one of my oldest loves – and this is the perfect time to start!
I chose a new piece of music to learn, and at first I fumbled through the unfamiliar notes, but everything started to fall into place by my second and third practices. I hope that I can ease out some of the technique and muscle memory that have floated away with time, and then maybe I can gradually get a little better. I want to grow – to learn and expand in music and so many other areas in life! I am so happy that I sat down at my piano this week. Kind of its own little therapy session – good for my heart and my head!
What talents have you been hiding in the background? Is there something that is calling to you? What can you do this week to bring out a former love – to enjoy, learn, and grow from it this week? I would love to hear about it!
I shared photos and we talked about our progress on Facebook and Instagram this week. I’d love it if you joined us! I have been so encouraged by hearing how each of you are caring for yourself. When I hear that you have painted your nails red, or scheduled a haircut, or getting a massage – well, that truly inspires me! These goals don’t have to take long at all – even if it’s just taking your vitamins – but they really can help you be a happier, healthier you!
I can’t wait to hear more of your stories! Let’s care for ourselves this week – the way we care for those that we love.
Friends, let’s do this – together!
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