Self-Care Tip #104 – Say something that you wouldn’t, but wanted. Be a friend to yourself.
There are those things out there, a pirates booty of words and phrases, that I love to hear or see written in pixels or ink. Things like, (from the doodling doodlemum,)
clean breast pads.
(Um. If you don’t know what that both implies and means, you can’t know why that is perfect script.)
Or from the esteemed Posky’s blog,
Nobody wants to change a diaper because they know very well what is going to be in there waiting for them. I have given this a lot of thought and, if this were my world to make, I would change it up so you wouldn’t always know what you were getting. A lot of the time it would still be poop but, every so often, you’d find little treasures like a gold coin or a note from the baby thanking you. How sweet would it be to find a plastic dinosaur, half a sandwich or an autographed photo of Mark Twain in the diaper instead of just business as usual?
(Snort! Gasp! Too funny!)
Or how bout a name like, bendedspoon? I loved reading that name for the first time. Who hasn’t felt like something still recognizable but barely. Something changed but beautiful. That name is brilliant! Before I consciously said it, my subconscious was already leaping up for a high-five.
Say things with a little less filter, with a little more trust, with words that say, in some form or other, “Will you be my friend?”
Question: What are some of your own words that have lighted you up?