Are You Priority One?

Today, the day that begins the second week of 2012 finds me in a totally differet place than on the first day of last week.

Today I choose to be easy with myself and with each person and situation I encounter.

Today, I release, I let go, I let Spirit run my life (to quote one of my favorite Unity songs). I am now free to hop and skip and have fun with my day.

My early morning dreams started the ball rolling. I was with Oprah at a huge party/event she hosted to help women learn to nurture and honor themselves. Not a big stretch, right? Here’s the cool part–Oprah had a zillion people pulling her in several directions but before she did any of those things, she grabbed a nice paper shopping bag and excused herself. She was gone for several moments and when she returned, she handed the bag to me and said, “Please enjoy and please take good care of yourself. You are the most important person in your life.”  Inside the bag were beautifully wrapped pampering goodies.

Do you think there are messages in dreams? I do! My Oprah dream tells me that taking care of myself is Priority One.

Are you your Priority One today?

As we begin this second work week of 2012, please savor these five quotes about self-care. Yes, we all have our goals and ambitions for the year, but let’s remember to balance the outer with the inner.

B Well & Present,

Beth

The name of the game is taking care of yourself, because you’re going to live long enough to wish you had.
–Grace Mirabella

People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.
–Thomas S. Szasz

We need to find the courage to say ‘NO’ to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to
rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity.
–Barbara De Angelis

Ninety per cent of the world’s woe comes from people not knowing themselves, their abilities, their frailties, and even their real virtues. Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to ourselves — so how can we know anyone else?
–Sidney J. Harris

I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.
–Anna Freud

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