I was perched on my front porch this morning, when I happened to think that I was “enthroned” on that white wicker chair. All of a sudden, my spine got straighter, my attitude changed, and I felt like I was a queen surveying her subjects. It was a wonderful feeling. I think you should try it!
As you imagine your queenliness, you will notice your mood change. I definitely felt more grateful and lady-like.
Why don’t we treat ourselves like the regal beings we were meant to be? Self-love and self-respect start right here, with number one (and that is a capital One!).
Think about how you can do something for yourself today. It doesn’t need to cost anything; just give yourself a few minutes to have that cup of tea and relax. Or give yourself a manicure (or treat yourself to one), pedicure, bubble bathe, whatever! Just do it.
Love yourself and you will have more love to spread around!



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  1. Excellent advice, Joan. I find in my busy life that I can sneak in just a few minutes of \”me time\” by driving out to Lake Chatuge near my home, stopping my car where I can gaze at the water for a few minutes. I sometimes do this after shopping or running errands – just make the turn to the lake where I let down my windows – let the cool breeze blow in and sweep away tension that builds up daily in my life as a caregiver. I really enjoy your book, Water Running Downhill.


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