by Jill Radabaugh on June 13, 2010

This week I would like to focus on being kind to ourselves.  We are so task driven as a society.  I don’t know about you, but at the end of the day, if I have a list of accomplishments, I tend to feel more valuable.  On a day where I chose to rest or relax, my self-worth takes a bit of a nose dive.  So silly!  I love that saying, that “we are human beings, not human doings”.  Lets try to remember that we are so valuable, just to be, just to exist.

So, here’s our beauty homework:

When you wash your hair, give yourself a lovely scalp massage. This will create healthier, shinier hair.  It will alleviate tension in your scalp.  It will help you to be gentle and tender with yourself.

After cleansing, apply a lovely facial moisturizer to your face, with a gentle, circular motion. Look at yourself in the mirror, and smile, and say your name and “I love you.”

Apply a lotion to your body with love and acceptance of all the curves and bumps that make you, you! I once looked at myself in the mirror, and saw my grandmother’s, white, fleshy tummy!  Well, I loved my Grandma, and after that realization, I never hated my stomach again.  If you hate a body part, give it some attention, rub it, pat it, and accept it.  Only acceptance promotes change, never criticism.

Think of these scriptures, toward how you treat yourself:

Col. 3:12 ,  12Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.         (Toward Yourself!)

Gal. 5:22-23, 22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control.          (Toward Yourself!)

What types of things are you doing that is gentle and kind toward yourself?



You are Beautiful!

{ 1 comment… read it below or add one }

Amber June 16, 2010 at 2:43 am

I am trying to go to bed earlier as a way to be kind to myself. Also, I am reminding myself that God is in the rain too, so that even when it is raining, I am not cranky.

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: