Monday, April 22, 2019

Be Nice to....YOU

Why is it so hard for some women to be nice to everyone except themselves?

It's not selfish or guilt-producing to be good to one's self.

As a matter of fact, it's quite therapeutic.

Plus, it helps women to feel happy, fulfilled, and refreshed when they are good to themselves.

Women give a lot to husbands,or boyfriends, to kids, to co-workers, to grandparents, aunts and uncles, and so on.

A favorite saying is "You cannot pour tea out of an empty pot."  It is unknown who originated that saying but it sure is true.

Last week, leading up to Easter, I tried hard to do as many nice things for others as possible such as bake, send cards and emails, make phone calls, give small gifts, and so on.

So, when I saw a man selling beautiful flowers in front of store the day before Easter, I stopped and bought a truly gorgeous, flowering hyacinth for me!  It is a mixture of deep pink and purple and is so lovely.

Another delightful purchase was a Yankee Candle in  hydrangea scent that is divine.  It's like bringing a flower garden inside the house.

It felt great to do something nice for others as well as for me.  

After you buy yourself a little gift, step in front of a mirror, look into it, and repeat after me...."I'm worth it!"



Red Rose Alley said...

I'm so glad you got to go to the Easter Vigil Mass too, Susan. Wasn't all the candles beautiful? Yes, ours started with the fire outside as well, then we each got a candle before entering the church. The lights were off in the church in the beginning of mass, and all the candles lit made it look wonderful.

It's so nice that you got a Purple flowering plant just for yourself. And it goes perfectly with your sweet doily. Oh, how I love Purple at Eastertime. Your candle with the hydrangea scent sounds very nice too. It makes all the difference in the world when we sometimes treat ourselves. ; )

love, ~Sheri

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Hi Susan, a lovely post. Being kind to ourselves is as important as being kind to others. We are all worth it. Love the hyacinth...purple is such a regal color.

diane stetson said...

I love hydrangea plants. I have three of them in my backyard. Looked for a new one at Trader Joe's just yesterday when I went grocery shopping but they are all picked out after Easter. Maybe I'll get one at the nursery at Home Depot later this week. So pretty.

Laurel Wood said...

The hyacinth is so pretty and vibrant. The candle sounds extra special too. It's a treat for me to get a great smelling candle, too. Have a nice evening.


I love purple this time of year because of Jesus crucifixion; but it is always such a regal color.
To be kind to one another and specially oneself it's just as important, because we are not often kind to us.
Thank you for your lovely post amiga querida.

Chatty Crone said...

I'm finally back - I can't tell you what a stressful time this was. I am still now straightened out yet. My addresses are on Andy's computer. My folders are on Rick's and now I can do blog comments on mine - so here I am - a little fragmented. Are you on Windows 10?

I don't know if you noticed, but I've been gone for a couple of weeks - my computer crashed and it has taken me forever to get myself going again and I am totally back yet. I may not go back and answer all your letters, but I am here.


the hyacinth is beautiful. i agree you should sometimes treat yourself.

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