Tuesday, August 26, 2014

What Have You Done For Yourself Lately?

You know that popular 1986 song by Janet Jackson, 
"What Have You Done For Me Lately?"

Well, I was humming it in my head...okay, singing it out loud!
But I changed the lyrics up a bit ---
"What have you done for YOU lately?"

Well, think about it for a moment.
We do so much for others -
our children 
our spouse or significant other
our family
our friends
our coworkers
our neighbors
people we like
even people we don't like!

But what about the most important person of all?

Why is it whenever we do something for ourselves
we feel guilty?  or selfish? or undeserving?

I have felt this way my whole life.
My mother sure made sure I felt that way. :(
My significant other tells me often enough.
I should believe it now for sure!
But I don't! 
 I refuse to believe that I am the selfish, self-centered,
"It's all about you" person that they say I am.

I am just as important as any of the other people in my life.
I deserve to be happy - to do nice things for myself.
Like sleeping late (now that I'm retired since June)
Like working in my studio/work room/playroom.
Like spending hours on Pinterest or reading blogs.
Like cuddling and kissing my baby dogs.
Like eating cereal for dinner.
Like watching episodes of Criminal Minds one after another.
Or Hallmark movies all day

I deserve it!  You deserve it!

What have you done for yourself lately?

Leave a comment about what you have done lately for yourself
by Friday, September 29th for a chance to win an
"All About You" Giveaway

Be sure to leave your contact information.  :)
Take good care of yourself.


  1. Really? A giveaway?

    1. Yes...a giveaway for goodies personalized and put together for the winner! Leave a comment about what you have done for yourself lately for a chance to win. :D

  2. I love giveaways.
    I love the crochet blankets, they are very pretty.

  3. I took a trip to see my oldest baby girl. We have not been able to spend time together for way too many years. It was good to see her and I really enjoyed getting to know the man she intends to marry.