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Fine Linen and China
By Raquel Lynne
"Living simply makes loving simple." - bell hooks
I’ll be honest: the last couple of weeks have been tiring for me. Between the several snow storms, work family and personal commitments, my “me time—"Raquel Lynne time”—has fallen significantly short. Personal time, the time taken to love ourselves, is essential for personal growth. For it is moments spent in loving ourselves where we are able to quiet the noise around us and listen to what is driving us inside (or not); to make directional changes in our lives, and receive internal confirmations to move forward.
As I write this, I am drawn to thoughts of an aunt of mine. Let’s call her Aunt Susan. When I was a child, people would refer to my aunt as “selfish”, “a loner," and “uppity." Personally I didn’t see that in her. What I remember are elegant china cups that were slightly filled with coffee. She’d have creamer and sugar sitting on a fine linen covered table with the most delicious cookie assortment. It was because of my Aunt Susan that I first discovered the delightfulness of coffee.
A petite woman, whom, like my mother, was an elegant and gracious woman, Aunt Susan always carried a smile. In conversation I recall Aunt Susan speaking about how she choose not to affiliate herself with negative people and anyone who “brought extreme tension, anger and hostility to her doorstep." The elders in my family would disagree with her saying, “Aunt Susan, you can’t be like that." But what my aunt was communicating to them was simple: "You must align yourself purposely as to avoid those things that may cause strive and heartache. This is how you love yourself and take care of yourself."
So, you ask, what will I do to get back to me?
steer clear of those things which pull me away from loving myself.
rely on my inner guidance and intuition to see me through.
What will you do?
#SelfLove #Self-esteem #PersonalTime #MeTime #Relax #PeaceOfMind