I think the trend word of 2019 is “self-care”. I saw this word many places and I saw so many peoples needed “self-care” throughout this year.
My husband and I bumped to an old friend in front of a local bank early in this year. Our friend looked healthier and more lively than ever. He used to own only a bicycle (which looked old and tired) for his mean to transport himself but now he drives a beautiful car (it was shiny!). We were curious what was the change.
He shared that after he went through a life threatening experience and his recovery, he had a realization of the power of “self-care”. When he started taking care of himself better, everything around him became in harmony. His health got better and his awareness became keener, his family is happier with him. His choice of owning a car was protecting himself from the elements so that his family doesn’t need to worry about him. He takes care of himself first so he can take care of his family and friends. It’s like the logical idea, an adult should put the oxygen mask on him/herself first then put the mask on his/her child in the emergency situation in the airplane so ultimately there is more chance for both of them to survive.
In this time of wrapping up our year of 2019, take a moment and take a good care of yourself and thank to yourself.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving in this month of gratitude. Put the priority to yourself and enjoy its radiating effects around you.