My First Response to My Call to My Friends on EP on Being Nice to Oneself
Yesterday was the first day I did this intentionally for myself.
Something I did for myself to aid in relaxation and treating myself was to go to the library and check out some books and DVDs. I got Letters to My Daughters by Maya Angelou on tape and in book format, The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks, Finding Your Way Home: A Soul Survival Kit by Melodie Beattie, Home by Marilynne Robinson, and the two movies on DVDs were "21", "Proof" and "Becoming Jane."
Instead of slamming myself for some way I was feeling, I allowed myself to cry and be vulnerable, and then got news I was approved for additional services through insurance. I was talking to my primary care physician about having just left an abusive relationship, and he commended me on getting out of the relationship. He said that there is a long history of abuse with me from child sexual abuse to being domestically abused, and the road to recovery is going to be long and hard but I and my little son Tien-Tien are worth that road to wellness. It broke my heart to hear that. It honestly did. If this is what God requires of me, then I will gladly bear this cross and show others how God can transform pain, sorrow and heartache into tears of joy and happiness.
My Respects to All of You....