"He showed me something small, no bigger than a hazelnut,...
I thought: What can this be? I was amazed that it could last,...I thought because of its littleness, it would suddenly have fallen into nothing. ,...
It lasts and always will, because God loves it; and thus everything has being through the love of God."
Julian of Norwich
Monday, 21 May 2012
Try a Little Tenderness
Just to report on re-programming my life
a bit during what is proving to be a slightly difficult time for me.
The hairdresser did a good job and I left feeling like myself,
not like Danny La Rue, (an English drag act)
which I always fear I will after a hair styling.
So part one of picking myself up went well.
Next, due to my bouts of weakness at the moment,
I decided I need to ease up where I can,
and asked my granddaughter to come
and do my hoovering today.
Doesn't sound huge does it, but quite a revolution for me to
a) let up on myself and make things easier, and
b) feel I can bother somebody else with my needs;
all be it the person in question loves me.
Also, over the weekend
I began to look for new living room sofa and chairs,
after admitting I no longer want to sit in a chair
which is quite sound,
( and therefore functionally doesn't need re-placing),
but which I find really uncomfortable.
Again this may not sound ground breaking,
but when your measure for spending is
"need" not "want" as mine is,
this is mega!
Basically I am trying to be a little kinder to myself.
Hope you are doing the same. After all the second part of the great commandment and law of love is 'You shall love your neighbour as yourself.' (NAS, Mark 12:28-31).