I first joined your wonderful community about 9 years ago as a single girl in my early 20’s.
Since then, I have married and have two lovely young children, ages 3 and 1. Somewhere along the way, I thought I had internalized everything I needed to know and your daily digests were delivered to an email folder that I rarely read.
When the digest went away, I suddenly had FlyLady messages in my inbox again! I’m so glad I began reading them and refreshing my memory.
I am re-learning many old habits that had fallen off with the advent of babies.
I am enjoying this month’s habit of getting dressed to my lace-up shoes. It really helps me! I always resisted this habit because I thought it was just about preparing to be more productive. Now I see that it it is also about loving myself. Loving myself enough to take care of my feet!
This past weekend I went to the mall and bought myself a good pair of lace-up shoes and 6 pairs of comfortable cotton socks. The pair I had were old, uncomfortable and I didn’t like wearing them. As a result, I had really dry, cracked heels which were very painful. I also got some Vaseline which I have been putting on my heels at night and in the morning. After wearing my lace-up shoes for just a few days, my feet are happy again! No more cracked heels.
I always take the time to dress my children with care each day, whether we are going out or not. And when they are grown-ups, I hope they continue to take good care of themselves. Why should I not take good care of myself, too?
Thanks for the babysteps — for mentoring us to love and care for ourselves.
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