Hello Dear One,
I am praying that you have a truly joyful week. I try my best to love and serve my neighbors. I really do! But as I have been writing the past few weeks, too often I serve from an empty well. Growing up there was never much money—no savings. On payday my mom would go to Isalys. They had the best chipped ham ever!!!! When she got home from the store, we made sandwiches with one slice of ham. Did you catch the part where I said “chipped ham?” Then we would add leaf lettuce and tomato from the garden. I often longed for just one more slice, but that pound of ham had to last a week. I could have one glass of milk a day at dinner. No seconds. And, we only used the good dishes on Sunday when we had company. And I had Sunday shoes which I was never allowed to wear to school. “Save them for good,” my mother often bellowed.
Recently, I have been trying to learn to relax without feeling guilty and indulge a bit. Last night I had a breakthrough. I have lovely coconut body wash and I pumped it three (3) times, instead of two. I felt deliciously naughty. Imagine my delight.
Life is supposed to be lived joyfully. I am asking you to treat yourself better. Our needs do not always have to be last on the list. Indulge! Splurge! Drink your tea from the good China cup. Live dangerously and use four sprays of body wash. You are a child of a King, act like it!