Think of this day as a gift to yourself that you’ve been waiting and wanting for months. This last day of September, offer your soul and your battered humanness a day of rest. Just one day. You can give yourself that. Nothing more. Nothing less. You deserve the peace that comes with stillness. Where you rediscover the way the shadows and the light dance with each other. When you remember the taste of coffee and you savor it rather than using it as a way to drown out your tiredness. When you can hear the intake of your breath and feel the tension ease with every exhale. Close your eyes. What do you hear? A ticking clock in the hall? The call of crows in the yard? The dog’s sigh in his sleep?
Your heart needs rest. Your body and mind need it too.
Your soul needs it.
Give yourself a moment. A day to remember who you are and why you are here.
When you truly love yourself, you can fully love others.