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Recharging our Batteries

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Do you treat yourself with love? Do you enjoy your everyday life? Do you have a place that you can go to be alone?

Yikes, I sound just like a commercial for a pill or something! I promise you it is not.

Treating oneself with love and kindness is essential to survival, especially in this climate of uneasiness and the unknown.

I have learned over the years that I function much better if I take time out for myself to rest and recharge. After all, we are all giving so much each day to simply survive. My quiet place would normally be out in nature, around trees or a stream, but in this heat my quiet place is in my husbands office where I can close the door, but not before announcing, “I’m going in, keep everything quiet please, and don’t bother me unless the house is burning down!”

Of course that isn’t always easy to do nor is it available to everyone, but each of us has to find their own place of solitude. There have been times when a long walk is just the thing to bring me peace. Sometimes it’s as easy as going for a drive, or sitting in the car. But not before putting a note on the car window saying… ” I need some alone time, Don’t talk to me, don’t tap on the window, don’t text me!”

Each of us has to find a place to contemplate, unwind, relax, and connect with your inner self.

Our survival depends on it!

Thank you for stopping to read Karen’s Stone Soup, see you next week, Karen

Day Seven: Is Patience A Lifelong Lesson?

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Day Seven:  Is Patience A Lifelong Lesson?

YES!

For me I think it is!  Just when I think I’m a kind, loving, patient person I’m pushed  to the edge, and I lose it, taking away my self respect!    Are all of us like this, or am I one of the chosen few that constantly has to work on being patient?  I do so well for several days…. then….I  can’t help myself.  When I am patient, kind, and understanding, I feel like I’m giving myself a gift!

Is being tired something that takes away patience, or is it just plain old being ornery?  One can only guess.  Each and every day I have to remind myself to take a breath and be patient!