Food For Thought: A Little Kindness
As some of you may have noticed I haven't been keeping up with my posts as much this year. I wish I could blame it on something wonderful that's happened to me. Or, that I've been so busy that I haven't had time to post. But unfortunately, while many good things are always happening the first half of this year had been difficult.
We all go through periods of our lives that are harder than others and I had been going through one for some time. I was simply in the wrong relationship for too long and the stress of that was overwhelming.
Not to worry any of you-- I'm doing great. I'm grateful everyday for what I learned from that relationship and I'm excited to move forward into the next phase of my life-- with hopefully a life long commitment that any Reluctant Housewife would want.
Sometimes when you're so deep in it you don't realize that you're losing who you are little by little and need someone to be there to ask you something about yourself like, "When are you going to post another Reluctant Housewife video? I love them!" I was lucky enough to have an amazing support system and people did ask me that. But, not everyone is that lucky.
Simply, if you notice someone around you who seems to be struggling don't be afraid to show them the smallest kindness. I love bringing baked goods to people for no reason just to let them know I care. It's always been rewarding for me to do and it brings such a smile to someone's face to be thought of. Maybe with the holidays among us you'll feel inspired to do the same.
If you're struggling right now just know that people do care whether you realize it or not. But, the person who can care for you more than anyone else is you. Love yourself. Simply, remind yourself what makes you special. Whether it's being an amazing mom, daughter, crafter, writer, blogger, nurse, etc. Whatever it is that makes you special remember that and start doing it again. Even if it's slowly at first. It might be hard, you might feel like a fraud, you might be so low it's hard to remember who you are and feel the energy to do the things that make you you, but just keep trying. You're in there waiting to be seen.
I hope this helps some of you out there reading it. It's hard to come out and admit when we're going through a hard time and it's equally hard to see people around us that might be struggling. Just remember that we're all human and we all have feelings and those feelings are delicate sometimes and that's okay. The pain is just growth happening. Be a good human to yourself and others. This too shall pass and remember it's beautiful on the other side and you're worth seeing it.