The Best Gift I Can Give To My Family
The truth is that, just like you, I am doing my best in a very difficult situation with the resources that I have available at the time. The truth is that "I am enough and I am doing enough." Any time I spend, beating myself up with unreasonable expectations, is waisted time. I no longer need to waist my life with that self-destructive behavior.
The truth is that, any time I spend on being kind and gentle to myself is time well spent. What can I do today to be kind and loving, to me? When I first care for myself, I have similar kind and loving resources that I can share with my family.
Just for today, I will take the time to remember what I found enjoyable before "autism". Just for today, I will rediscover a new enjoyable activity. What would I enjoy doing?
Personally, I enjoy taking a walk in nature. Just for today, that activity is my top priority. I will look around me and notice the beauty of nature. I will bar from my attention, any worry thoughts. If they come to mind, I will toss them aside and refocus on the amazing beauty around me. I can see it, and be grateful for it, if I treat myself with exercise and time alone. What have I passed by many times and never taken time to pause and calm myself with it's wonder? I will give myself that gift today.
What activity would you enjoy today? Give yourself that gift and make it a priority. The most loving gift that I can give to my family, is to take the time to be loving, kind and gentle with myself.
What enjoyable activity will you treat yourself with today?
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