Today was my sister's day. She took the day off from school after a doctor's appointment, chose our lunch destination, and emphasized that she was 'special' today. At first, I rolled my eyes. What makes today all about her- what makes her so special? Maybe I was jealous, maybe I craved a 'me' day... but the reality is,
Everyone needs their day. Everyone needs a day to be the center of attention. Everyone needs a day to feel extremely special, loved, and appreciated. Everyone deserves a break from the mundane of everyday life.
Do you need a day devoted to you?
It's hard to take time for ourselves. It's hard to take time off from the things that overwhelm and stress us. It's hard to admit that taking a day to pamper ourselves could be extremely beneficial.
Why is it that we are often so selfish, but we also have a hard time giving ourselves a day off? We may just be obsessed with contradictions. It's not selfish to want a day off, it is normal and healthy. It is normal to crave attention, love, and respect. It's human nature to want to feel special.
So why not give in? Why not treat yourself to a special day? Take some time to relax, eat some good food, appreciate the beauty of life. It's important to do before it's too late.
It's not being selfish as long as you don't put others at a disadvantage. It's being human.
"An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up."