You Deserve Flowers

Life can get so hectic sometimes, especially if you are working and raising kids. And, if you have one of those jobs where you are giving to others, it’s a double whammy. Self-care isn’t something we give much thought to. Probably because we are taught it’s selfish to think of ourselves. And even if we do think of it from time to time, it’s usually put on the back burner.

You know what happens if self-care remains on the back burner too long—you burn out, and when that happens you’re no good to yourself or anyone else.  Here’s an idea for self-care. Make a list of all the things that bring you JOY. They don’t have to cost an arm and a leg, and most will cost nothing at all. Each week pick one of the items on the list and treat yourself. It could be a long walk somewhere beautiful, a soak in a bubble bath, or a cup of tea and a good book. Maybe buy yourself something once in awhile. You get the idea.

The world is a loud place to be, and we can lose ourselves in that loudness and become so stressed out. Be good to yourself and soon you’ll see how much calmer and happier you feel.

 Your soul deserves to be loved. Go ahead and give it some flowers.

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34 thoughts on “You Deserve Flowers

  1. Karen Lang says:

    Beautiful truth 🧡

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  2. Beautifully said Michele, we do get so engaged in life and we seem to slip through the cracks. But missing the most important person of all. And as you have said, we can’t give from a hospital bed, drained, damaged and bent from that lack of giving us that love we so lavishly give others. We to deserve that love and it may be the hardest thing to do, but worth every single step.
    A lovely post dear lady, may your love, as it has here, share from that fountain cared for 😀❤️🙏🏽

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  3. Very true. Taking care of others can be extremely demanding, depending on the circumstances. Burnout then is inevitable, unless we do some of the things that you recommend. Good essay!

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  4. Val Boyko says:

    Thank you for this Michele 💐🙏💖

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  5. Loving, caring, nurturing and “giving flowers to ourselves” is the first step in order for us to love, nurture and give flowers to others.

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  6. Pam Lazos says:

    Thanks, Michele!

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  7. E says:

    Touched me

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  8. True words of loving and caring, Michele. Such powerful and impactful post. Thanks a lot.

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  9. Saima.SK says:

    Very true, dear Michele😍 you are very right.. I agree👍 An important message in your post🙂

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  10. Hi, Saima 🙂 Thank you. I am missing your posts. I hope to see them soon.

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    • Saima.SK says:

      Hello, dear Michele🙂 yes, i will try to get into the writing mode soon😀 I am also missing the writing but a lot is happening in our country, esp. something very disturbing happened one month ago and that has affected my peace and creativity, I feel.. but writing is something that helps us heal.. it is our savior. I hope you are doing well, dear 💕🙂

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      • I understand, Saima. The world can be a cruel place sometimes. It’s so hard to write and be creative when we’re caught up in it. I know it’s hard for me too. I hope you can get into a good place and start writing once again. The world needs your beautiful posts. Take care my friend.

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      • Saima.SK says:

        Thank you so much, beautiful Michele. Your words are so encouraging and I’m sure they will help🙂💕 Thank you so much.
        You too, dear.

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  11. Great advice. My sister’s joke is what do you get when you work your fingers to the bone? Bony fingers.

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  12. Hi, Rebecca, and thank you. I love your sister’s joke.

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  13. The most welcome advice I have ever received!

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  14. Vpandey says:

    Negative thougt can not be stoped by doctors. There is no any medicine for it so far. Negativity can be stop only by the yoga.trasformed by yoga. When negative thought comes in your or any person’s mind, he could away from it with a very simple yoga technique. What is it. Breath in and breath out. Please Sit down, keep your spinal cord and neck bone erect after that take a deep breath in… 10 to 12 seconds after breathout slowly…Do it only 2 to 3 times. Now check the status of your mind. You will negative or any unwanted thought disappeared. This is a one kind of simple Yoga Pranayama based on breath.Thank you for reading this passage.

    http://birdsviewphotostock.com/2022/10/04/ancient-indian-yoga-studio/

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  15. Vpandey says:

    Please read you will find negative or any unwanted thougt disappeared.

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  16. Aw, Thank you, Saania.

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