Care of the soul includes doing things that help you feel calm in the midst of chaos.
When you’re caring for your deeper needs, YOU are the calm one that others gravitate toward.
Like your husband and children.
And why will they do this?
Because they feel SAFE with you.
They know you’re there for them, calm and patient when the rest of life is… too much.
The world and its problems don’t unravel you.
Just like you’re OK with your own imperfections.
And this calm and patience comes from this DEEP well within you.
Kids love being around that. Men love being around that.
We love being around that … And yet, while I was a loving wife and mother …
I used to be stressed out, anxious, and easily upset.
This was NOT a good look on me.
On my tombstone my sons might have written: We loved her, but wish she would have taken a deep breath and a very long vacation.
Thankfully, I breathe easily now.
And here’s the good news …
As we care for our deeper needs and connect within, we forgive the things we’ve said and done … and we have more to give.